Sunday, April 1, 2007

Stonecrop Sedum

It would have been easy to walk right past this specimen. After all, the "rock garden" was so huge and these blooms so small. Stonecrop (Sedum ternatum) is the only native sedum in the Smokies. Preferred habitat is moss-covered boulders and bluffs and stream banks at elevations up to 2,500 feet, according to Carlos Campbell in Great Smoky Mountain Wildflowers.

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