Note: Click on images to see enlarged photos, captions, and photo attributions.
On a mobile phone, click on the information symbol (circle with a letter ℹ︎ symbol).
Tried and True Native Plant Selections
for the Mid-Atlantic
Print Version (Legal Size):
Sedum ternatum (Wild, Woodland, or Three-leaved Stonecrop)
This lovely ground cover, the most widespread native member of the Sedum family in eastern North America,* favors rocky banks, cliffs, and woods. Its tiny white star-like flowers with five pointed petals rise in showy clusters above succulent foliage in the spring.
*In the Mid-Atlantic, it is native in DC, rare in DE, and scattered mostly in the southern half of PA. In VA, it is common in the mountains and the Piedmont and rare in the Coastal Plain. In NoVA, it is unreported in Arlington County, Alexandria, Falls Church, and Fairfax City.
Learn more about other Mid-Atlantic plants:
Tried and True Native Plant Fact Sheets