Sedum ternatum Woodland Stonecrop
(SEE-dum  ter-NAY-tum)

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Sedum ternatum, Woodland stonecrop, mountain stonecrop, rock cress sedum plant flower  picture
Sedum ternatum
Habitat Bloom Period Color Height Inches Moisture Plant Spacing Lifespan
Sedum ternatum flower picture Shade to part sun April, May White 2 to 6
Average  6 to 12 inches Perennial

Sedum ternatum Woodland Stomecrop Photo by cj  

Sedum = Sedentary, to sit
ternatum = Set in threes

Sedum ternatum common names-
Three-leaved stonecrop, whorled stonecrop,
woodland stonecrop, mountain stonecrop, rock cress sedum   

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Sedum ternatum is easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils in shade to part sun. Tolerates shade and moist soils better than most other sedums .  This showy wildflower adapts easily to the flower garden.  Sedum ternatum is a very attractive woodland wildflower for the shade garden and makes an excellent groundcover.

Sedum ternatum is perfect for a native plant garden and is often used in rock gardens or as a ground cover. The succulent, light-green leaves are arranged in whorls of three. Flowers are white with five, pointed petals and occur in a three-branched terminal clusters.  Propagate by division, cuttings or seed. Because seeds are so tiny, they should be mixed with sand and sown in a protected location. Cuttings may be taken from sterile shoots at any time during the growing season. The very small, dark-brown seeds can be gathered 2-4 weeks after the plant flowers. 

Sedum ternatum is a small, spreading, perennial wildflower native to the Eastern US.  Sedum ternatum typically occurs in damp locations along stream banks, bluff bases and stony ledges (as in stonecrop). Grows 2 to 6" high and spreads by creeping stems which root at the nodes. Stems break away and die in winter, leaving newly rooted plants separated from the mother plant. Features small, rounded, fleshy, succulent-like leaves (to 3/4" long) which appear in whorls of three, thus giving rise to the common name Three-leaved or Whorled Sedum. Clusters of tiny white, star-like flowers (to 1/2" wide) with purplish stamens appear on erect stems above the foliage in spring.

Sedum ternatum is a lovely, verdant ground cover for sun to moderate shade…loose rosettes of medium green leaves on reddish stems burst with frothy white flowers in late spring. Semi evergreen, easy, drought tolerant but takes irrigation; most soils with decent drainage. Native to the Eastern US and into Ontario Canada. 

Plant native Sedum ternatum plants with other native woodland wildflowers like  Columbine  Green Dragon  American Spikenard  Jack-in-the-pulpit  Goat's Beard  Wild Ginger  Wild Geranium  Virginia Bluebells  Woodland Phlox  Jacob's Ladder  Bloodroot   Woodland Spiderwort  Purple Trillium   White Trillium  Blue Cohosh  Black Cohosh  Shooting Star  Ginseng   Christmas Fern   Dutchman's Breeches 

The map below shows areas where native Sedum ternatum wildflower plants grow wild, it can be grown over most of the US.  Plant in USDA plant hardiness zones 4 to 8.  

Sedum ternatum
Woodland Stonecrop

North Carolina
New Jersey
New York
Rhode Island
South Carolina
West Virginia
Ontario Canada

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Sedum ternatum plant distribution map complements of USDA, NRCS. 2001. The PLANTS Database, Version 3.1
  ( National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.