Dec. 27, 2017

stringy stonecrop, Sedum sarmentosum

This shot of stringy stonecrop is from my garden. Gardens are certainly a frequent habitat for stonecrops. This was transplanted from a neglected roadside near an abandoned home site. No doubt there had been in a long ago garden. I sometimes wonder why we think of plants in gardens as being unnatural. It's really just a happy development for all those pretty petals. After all, they developed to catch the eye, ultimately leading to fruitful multiplication. Who's gardening who here? And now this one wants to colonize my lawn. But that's a sadder story. These little half inch Chinese flowers have been reported from AL, AR, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MO, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV, ON, and QC. Lenawee Co MI, 5/20/12