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Sedum makinoi

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SEE-dum MACK-in-oy
This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
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Description

Succulent perennial herb with fleshy, flat or rounded leaves; flowers 4-5-parted, yellow, white, or red.

It can be found in forests or natural areas as a native plant.  It is also used as a houseplant, interiorscape or in the landscape as a herbaceous perennial.

It has low toxicity if eaten.  However, the stems and leaves, when very young and tender, may be eaten raw.  Later, until they flower, they may be briefly cooked.

 

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Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Ogon'
'Ogon'
Tags:
#evergreen#poisonous#houseplant#edible plant#perennials#interiorscape#fall interest#playground#herb garden#ncemgva2018#cpp#children's garden#herbaceous perennials#groundcover#pollinator plant#edible leaves#bird friendly#container plants
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Ogon'
'Ogon'
Tags:
#evergreen#poisonous#houseplant#edible plant#perennials#interiorscape#fall interest#playground#herb garden#ncemgva2018#cpp#children's garden#herbaceous perennials#groundcover#pollinator plant#edible leaves#bird friendly#container plants
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Sedum
    Species:
    makinoi
    Family:
    Crassulaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Play Value:
    Attractive Flowers
    Attracts Pollinators
    Textural
    Edibility:
    The stems and leaves, when very young and tender, may be eaten raw. Later, until they flower, they may be briefly cooked.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Edible
    Ground Cover
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Houseplant
    Perennial
    Poisonous
    Succulent
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Very Dry
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    8b, 8a, 9b, 9a, 10b, 10a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Cyme
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Shape:
    Star
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Fleshy
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Long-lasting
    Showy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Shape:
    Orbicular
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    Fleshy, flat or rounded leaves.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Houseplants
    Recreational Play Area
    Landscape Theme:
    Children's Garden
    Edible Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Attracts:
    Pollinators
    Songbirds
    Problems:
    Poisonous to Humans
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    Unknown, but possibly gastrointestinal symptoms
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Alkaloids sedine, sedamine and others
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Flowers
    Fruits
    Leaves
    Roots
    Sap/Juice
    Seeds
    Stems