Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Sedum pulchellum Michaux. Widow’s-cross, Bluff Moss. Phen: Mar-Jun. Hab: Calcareous rock outcrops. Dist: E. TN (Monroe, Knox, and Bradley counties) (Chester, Wofford, & Kral 1997) and nw. GA (Jones & Coile 1988) west to KS, OK, and TX.

ID notes: This species is easily distinguished from other Sedum by its clasping stem leaves with auricles.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = Ar, C, F, FNA8, G, GrPl, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mo2, NcTx, Tn, Tx, W, Calie (1981), Clausen (1975); > Sedum pulchellum – S; > Sedum vigilimontis – S

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