Trillium Ridge Flora and Fauna
Ditch Stonecrop
Penthorum sedoides
Location: ditch - where else? Nw corner in drainage ditch
Ditch Stonecrop is fairly common and occurs in every county of Illinois. Habitats include openings in floodplain forests, swamps, marshes, muddy shores along rivers or ponds, and ditches along roadsides and railroads. The flowers are more or less green and not very showy while in bloom, but later the developing seed capsules turn red during the fall.
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Genus: Penthorum (ditch-stonecrop)
Family: Crassulaceae (Sedum)
Order: Saxifragales (saxifragales)
Class: Magnoliopsida (Dicots)
Phylum/Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
Kingdom: Plantae (Plants)