Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Stringy Stonecrop - Sedum sarmentosum   Bunge
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DistributionMostly Mountains, disjunct to the lower Piedmont and again to Duplin County.

Native of China; in N.A. southeastern Canada and eastern U.S. south to FL and LA.
AbundanceUncommon in the Mountains, rare elsewhere.
HabitatRock outcrops, roadside banks, riversides and creekbanks, granitic flatrocks, diabase glades, stone walls, waste ground, "weedy grassy field" (Duplin Co.). Because it grows on flatrocks, and can occur in sizable patches, it can impact native flatrock flora, such as the related Diamorpha smallii.
PhenologyFlowering May-June.
IdentificationStringy Stonecrop stems lie relatively flat on the ground and may form mats. Leaves are grouped in whorls of 3, narrowly elliptical and tapered to both ends. Flowers grow on semi-erect shoots, in terminal, spreading racemes. Corollas are yellow to pale yellow.
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Herb AmyxCedar Rock granitic flatrock (private), Franklin County; 23 May 2015 FranklinOther_non_natural
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