Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 11 taxa in the family Crassulaceae, Stonecrop family, as understood by Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Puck's Orpine, Granite Stonecrop
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Sedum pusillum   FAMILY: Crassulaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sedum pusillum   FAMILY: Crassulaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sedum pusillum 091-01-001   FAMILY: Crassulaceae

 

Look for it in very thin soil of vernally wet depressions on granite flatrocks, often in mats of the moss Hedwigia ciliata

Rare, endemic to granite flatrocks of the southeastern Piedmont

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Elf-orpine
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Diamorpha smallii   FAMILY: Crassulaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Diamorpha smallii   FAMILY: Crassulaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sedum smallii 091-01-002   FAMILY: Crassulaceae

 

Look for it in very thin soil (generally less than 2cm deep) of vernally wet depressions on granite flatrocks and other granitic outcrops

Uncommon (rare in Mtns), primarily limited to granitic flatrocks of the Piedmont

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Mossy Stonecrop, Wallpepper, Bitter Stonecrop, Gold-moss
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Sedum acre   FAMILY: Crassulaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sedum acre   FAMILY: Crassulaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sedum acre 091-01-003   FAMILY: Crassulaceae

 

Look for it on rock outcrops, gravel parking lots, disturbed areas

Commonly cultivated, rarely naturalized

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Stringy Stonecrop
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Sedum sarmentosum   FAMILY: Crassulaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sedum sarmentosum   FAMILY: Crassulaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sedum sarmentosum 091-01-004   FAMILY: Crassulaceae

 

Look for it on xeric rock outcrops, disturbed areas

Rare

Non-native: China

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Mountain Stonecrop, Wild Stonecrop, Three-leaf Stonecrop
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Sedum ternatum   FAMILY: Crassulaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sedum ternatum   FAMILY: Crassulaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sedum ternatum 091-01-005   FAMILY: Crassulaceae

 

Look for it in moist forests, coves, bottomlands, shaded rock outcrops

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Cliff Stonecrop
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Sedum glaucophyllum   FAMILY: Crassulaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sedum glaucophyllum   FAMILY: Crassulaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sedum nevii 091-01-006   FAMILY: Crassulaceae

 

Look for it on rock outcrops, usually basic and/or sedimentary

Rare, endemic to the Central and Southern Appalachians (extending into the Piedm

Native to North Carolina

 


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Common Name: Nevius's Stonecrop
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Sedum nevii   FAMILY: Crassulaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sedum nevii   FAMILY: Crassulaceae

 

Look for it on gneiss rock outcrops on river bluffs

Rare (an endemic)

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Allegheny Live-forever, Cliff Orpine, Allegheny Stonecrop
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Hylotelephium telephioides   FAMILY: Crassulaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hylotelephium telephioides   FAMILY: Crassulaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sedum telephioides 091-01-009   FAMILY: Crassulaceae

 

Look for it on rock outcrops, mostly at high to moderate elevations, ascending to 2000m

Uncommon in NC Mountains, rare elsewhere in NC-SC

Native to the Carolinas

 


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Common Name: Roseroot
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Rhodiola rosea   FAMILY: Crassulaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rhodiola rosea   FAMILY: Crassulaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sedum rosea 091-01-010   FAMILY: Crassulaceae

 

Look for it on high elevation rocky summits

Rare

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon Common Name: Widow's Cross, Glade Stonecrop, Rock Moss, Lime Stonecrop
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Sedum pulchellum   FAMILY: Crassulaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sedum pulchellum   FAMILY: Crassulaceae

 

Look for it on calcareous rock outcrops

Uncommon

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Ditch Stonecrop, American Penthorum
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Penthorum sedoides   FAMILY: Penthoraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Penthorum sedoides   FAMILY: Crassulaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Penthorum sedoides 091-02-001   FAMILY: Crassulaceae

 

Look for it on shores, drawdown areas, moist forests, floodplain forests, moist disturbed areas, ditches

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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