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Sedum ternatum

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Mountain stonecrop, Three-leaved stonecrop, Wild stonecrop
Categories:
Groundcover, Native Plants, Poisonous Plants, Wildflowers
Comment:

Space plants 6 to 12 inches apart.

Description:
Succulent perennial herb with fleshy, flat or rounded leaves; flowers 4-5-parted, yellow, white, or red.
Season:
Spring
Height:
4-5 in.
Hardiness:
3 to 8
Foliage:
Stems creep along the ground or over rocks; forms dense mats; lower leaves are spatulate, smooth, thick, fleshy; ovate leaves; arching nonflowering stems with .5 to 1 inch flat, oval, medium green leaves arranged in whorls of three, flower stems have smaller leaves
Flower:
Flower stalk branches into three curved or horizontal branches of white flowers; 4 or 5 petals with sharp points; 5 green sepals
Habit:
Semi-evergreen
Site:
Moist to dry rocks, logs, stream banks; light to moderate shade; cool moist soil.
Size:
2-3 in.
Form:
Low mat
Poison Part:
All parts.
Poison Delivery Mode:
Ingestion, but low risk.
Symptoms:
Unknown, but possibly gastrointestinal symptoms.
Edibility:
EDIBLE PARTS: Stems and leaves, when very young and tender, may be eaten raw. Later, until they flower, they may be briefly cook
Toxic Principle:
Alkaloids sedine, sedamine, and others.
Severity:
CAUSES ONLY LOW TOXICITY IF EATEN.
Found in:
Houseplant or interiorscape, landscape as herbaceous perennials; forest or natural area as native plant.
Growth Rate:
Moderate
Life Cycle:
Perennial
Tags:
cpp, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 359

Sedum ternatum Leaves and flowers
Fritz Flohr Reynolds, CC-BY-SA-2.0
Sedum ternatum Leaves and Flowers
Steven Severinghaus, CC BY-NC-SA - 2.0
Sedum ternatum Sedum ternatum in full bloom
Debbie Roos