Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

  Sedum telephium L. subsp. telephium image
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Kurt Stüber

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black
Family Crassulaceae
Sedum telephium L. subsp. telephium
live-forever, witch's-moneybags
Sedum: from Latin sedo, "to sit," in reference to the manner in which some species attach themselves to stones or walls
telephium: old name maybe after king of Mysia, Telephus
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Status: Introduced - persisting and spreading
Plant: erect, perennial, 8"-24" tall forb, succulent; stems tufted, unbranched
Flower: white to pink drying to a rusty brown, 5-parted, 1/3" wide; inflorescence a 1 1/2"- 4" rounded, many-branched cluster, the branches slightly winged; blooms Aug.-Oct.
Leaf:alternate or opposite, mostly elliptical, flat, often with course teeth
Habitat: dry; in rocky soil

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Hylotelephium telephium (L.) H.Ohba subsp. telephium
Sedum purpureum (L.) Schult.
Sedum telephium L. subsp. purpureum (L.) Schinz & R.Keller
Sedum telephium L. var. purpureum L.
Sedum triphyllum (Haw.) S.F.Gray

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