1606 N 600 Rd, Baldwin City, 66006

three-leaved stonecrop

Sedum ternatum

This small, spreading native perennial typically occurs in damp locations along stream banks, bluff bases and stony ledges 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. Small, rounded,  leaves grow in whorls of three, and clusters of tiny white, star-like flowers with purple stamens open over the foliage in spring. Grows in average, well-drained soils in part to full shade. Tolerates part shade and moist soils better than most other sedums.