Sedum pulchellum
(Widow's Cross)

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               Seedpod                                           Leaf                                            Stem                                        Seed                                          Habit

Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Widow's Cross, Glade Stonecrop, Widowscross, Lime Stonecrop, Pink Stonecrop
    Synonyms: Chetyson pulchella, Chetyson vigilimontis, Sedum vigilimontis
    Lifespan: Annual
    Zones: N/A
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: April - June
    Status: Native

Sedum pulchellum, or Widow's Cross, is an annual native to the Ozark region of the US, and a bit east of that as well. It grows in rocky outcrops, ledges and dry gravelly areas, blooming in late spring and early summer.

There are quite a few native Sedum species in the US, but many of them are confined to the Western US. This southern species can easily be identified by its early bloom time, its annual nature, and the white-pink color of its flowers.

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