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Wormleaf Stonecrop, Narrow-leaved Sedum - Sedum stenopetalum


Family: Crassulaceae Stonecrop family Genus Common Name: Stonecrop Native Status: Native
Sedum stenopetalum - Wormleaf Stonecrop, Narrow-leaved Sedum. There are two varieties of Sedum stenopetalum - var. monathum, which has a solitary flower in the inflorescence, and the one presented here, var. stenopetalum, which will have between 9 and 25 flowers in the inflorescence. Var. monathum is found only in Washington, Oregon, and northern California, while var. stenopetalum is found in those states as well as Idaho, western Montana, and in Alberta and British Columbia in Canada.

Found in:
CA, ID, MT, OR, WA, WY

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Distribution of Sedum stenopetalum in the United States and Canada:
USDA Plants Distribution Map temporarily unavailable.
Blue=Native; Grey=Introduced

Map from USDA Plants Database:
USDA, NRCS. 2009. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 19 Jan 2017). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.

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Site: Kleinschmidt Grade, Adams County, ID Date: 2011-June-18Photographer: Gerald C. Williamson
Nikon D7000
Tamron AP AF 90MM Macro
The terminal inflorescence of Wormleaf Stonecrop will have between 9 and 25 flowers. They are 5-merous - with 5 canary yellow petals, 5 sepals, and 10 stamens. The flowering shoot may branch, and each branch will have an inflorescence.
Sedum stenopetalum

Site: Kleinschmidt Grade, Adams County, ID Date: 2011-June-18Photographer: Gerald C Williamson
Nikon D7000
The terminal inflorescence of Wormleaf Stonecrop will have between 9 and 25 flowers. They are 5-merous - with 5 canary yellow petals, 5 sepals, and 10 stamens. The flowering shoot may branch, and each branch will have an inflorescence.
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Sedum stenopetalum

Site: Kleinschmidt Grade, Adams County, ID Date: 2011-June-18Photographer: Gerald C Williamson
Nikon D7000
Rosettes grow in the axils of the linear, pointed leaves.
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Sedum stenopetalum

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