Penthorum sedoides
(Ditch Stonecrop)

Other pictures of this plant:

               Seedpod                                           Leaf                                            Stem                                        Seed                                          Habit

Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Ditch Stonecrop
    Lifespan: Perennial
    Zones: 3 - 8
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: July - September
    Status: Native

Penthorum sedoides, or Ditch Stonecrop, is native to most of the eastern United States. It is a perennial, which grows in moist areas, like ditches, swamps and moist prairies. It blooms in mid to late summer with small white flowers.

This plant is not very showy when in flowers, but it does have understated beauty. The plant is, however, most easily identified by its distinctive seed pods that have five prongs. Very little else looks like it, though some plants in similar genuses do have close features.

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