sedum

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sedum any of various plants of the genus Sedum
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Sedum (Bot) A genus of plants, mostly perennial, having succulent leaves and cymose flowers; orpine; stonecrop.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Sedum sē′dum a genus of polypetalous plants, as stone-crop.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. L. sedere, to sit; so called in allusion to the manner in which the plants attach themselves to rocks and walls
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L., a house-leek.

Usage

In literature:

At 4,600 feet, Sedum, Campanula, Osbeckia capitata, Citrus in villages, Emblica, Artemisia minor.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
Like most of the Sedum tribe it may readily be propagated by cuttings, or parting its roots in autumn.
"The Botanical Magazine, Vol. 4" by William Curtis
Sedum Sieboldi, 269; S. spectabile, 269.
"Hardy Perennials and Old Fashioned Flowers" by John Wood
There are no better carpetters than the =dwarf sedums=, or =stone crops=.
"Small Gardens" by Violet Purton Biddle
In some Sedums all the flowers are in fours.
"The Elements of Botany" by Asa Gray
Thervmbe letath hja alles vrdiligja, hwat fon vsa ethlum kvmt and hwat ther jeta rest fon vsa alda sedum.
"The Oera Linda Book" by Anonymous
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In news:

She has a large planting of sedum in her front yard and said there also are other plantings.
A worker helps to install a green roof with a blanket of sedum plants at Union Station in Normal, Ill.
Cerulean, but almost all sedums are perennial, grow in zones 3-9 and bloom in late summer and fall.
As with many sedums , the stem comes straight up from the root and is topped with the brightly colored bloom.
Blooming here in early autumn, the sedums will stay in bloom for several weeks.
Consumers have long loved sedums for their late summer and early fall color, not to mention their marked durability and low maintenance.
The love affair continues with a new crop of sedums from Terra Nova Nurseries: the Candy series, the Party Hardy series, 'Class Act,' 'Crystal Pink,' 'Hot Stuff' and 'Mr.
You can also grow this sedum in a container.
Autumn Fire sedum is a great succulent, especially for our drought-tough gardens.
GG's Allan Armitage has seen his share of sedums out there, but Proven Winners' 'Maestro' is in an elite class.
The common name for sedums is Stonecrop.
There are two sedums which most gardeners grow.
One plant species that belongs in every country garden is " sedum ".
A mix of sedum plants is expected to provide colorful blooms come spring.
Enlarge Kym Pokorny, The Oregonian Grass and sedum display that greeted us at the entrance to Cornerstone .
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