Friday, March 28, 2008

Have you Seen this Plant?


I found this plant on a limestone outcropping near the Yellow Corydalis and the False Garlic. It appears to be a type of succulent. The stems and larger leaves have a red tint around the edges while the smaller leaves are more narrow and green. I suspect it is a wild stonecrop of some sort but I don't know for sure. Anyone out there have any guesses as to what kind of plant this might be?

In other events of the day:

  • I bought a tree! A red maple tree for the back yard.
  • The tomatoes are coming up like crazy, 24 at last count.
  • I think I may have raised a redbud from seed. I stratified it over the winter and one small seedling is rising from the flat.
  • Agastache foeniculum (Hyssop) seedlings are coming up.

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  1. With the hints of red, it could be a dragonsblood sedum; but yes a sedum for sure.

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  2. There was a sedum that looked kind of like that for sale at a native plant nursery, Sunlight Gardens, north of Knoxville. Let me go see if I can find it, http://www.sunlightgardens.com/lists/search_results.html
    The photos aren't that great, but it was nevii that I bought. Maybe a starting point.
    Frances

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  3. Dave,

    I believe it is a native sedum and once it flowers you will be able to tell if it is sedum nevii or pulchellum. The winter coloring is beautiful.

    Terry or Mike at Growild might be able to identify it.

    I have a photo of this one growing in gravel on a street and the field of Nashville mustard has a large colony of this sedum.

    Gail

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  4. Dave, I have a large sedum collection so I'll go out and take a look. I also have Sedum nevii here. I'll comment back later with what I found.

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  5. it looks kind of like blue spruce sedum.

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  6. Thanks for the input, it does look very similar to a Sedum nevii but I haven't been able to see a very good picture of it. I collected a small one for my sedum collection, it's only got three varieties right now but I'll add more as I can. I looked up Gail's suggestion and found a picture of Sedum pulchellum and that looks very very close to this little guy. That one's common name is Widow's cross. I wonder where that came from?

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  7. Your mystery plant does look like a sedum of some sort -- there are so many. And kudos on the redbud! They are gorgeous.

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  8. Hey, I think it's a sedum too! Does anyone else? (sorry, just thought it was funny.) But it IS a sedum.

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  9. Nancy,

    Thanks. I've heard that redbuds are hard to germinate form seed. I've only got the one going so far out of a bunch of seeds.

    Benjamin,

    Yep I think we've got that covered. It is a sedum. ;) Any clue to the specific variety?

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  10. Dave,

    I hope you get to see it flower, that is really when you see why the cross is Widow's Cross but I have no idea where widow comes from.

    It is a cutie pie and may disappear after blooming.

    Is your garage full with promise of seedlings and not stuff?

    Gail

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  11. Gail,

    Our garage is full of everything you can imagine except a car.

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  12. Sure is! Seedlings are coming up everywhere. And yes, no car, but if we could get a shed... ;)

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  13. We traded a car for a shed....we got the shed and the better side of the deal!

    Gail

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  14. If it blooms yellow, then it's sedum 'Acre'...likely named because it spreads so well it can cover an acre! I have it all over in my sandy soil, and it's not too obnoxious for me.

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  15. Thanks Lisa!

    That's a neat little sedum you have there. I can see where you wouldn't mind it being everywhere. Once it flowers with the yellow blooms it would look very nice in the yard!

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