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Sedum

Sedum is a large genus of flowering plants in the family Crassulaceae, members of which are commonly known as stonecrops. The genus has been described as containing up to 600 species updated to 470. They are leaf succulents found primarily in the Northern Hemisphere, but extending into the southern hemisphere in Africa and South America. The plants vary from annual and creeping herbs to shrubs. The plants have water-storing leaves. The flowers usually have five petals, seldom four or six. There are typically twice as many stamens as petals.

Various species formerly classified as Sedum are now in the segregate genera Hylotelephium and Rhodiola.

Well-known European Sedums are Sedum acre, Sedum album, Sedum dasyphyllum, Sedum reflexum (also known as Sedum rupestre) and Sedum hispanicum.

The Collaborative International Dictionary

Sedum

Sedum \Se"dum\, n. [NL., fr. L. sedere to sit; so called in allusion to the manner in which the plants attach themselves to rocks and walls.] (Bot.) A genus of plants, mostly perennial, having succulent leaves and cymose flowers; orpine; stonecrop.
--Gray.

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sedum

n. Any of various succulent plants, of the genus ''Sedum'', native to temperate zones; the stonecrop

WordNet

sedum

n. any of various plants of the genus Sedum

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

sedum

mid-15c., from Latin sedum "houseleek."

Usage examples of "sedum".

Whether cactus or sedum, no other succulent plant could have radiated trust more powerfully than did Fred.

Potentilla fruticosa, Pratia repens, Primula vulgaris flore-pleno, Rudbeckia serotina, Salix reticulata, Saxifraga Fortunei, Sedum spectabile, Senecio pulcher, Statice latifolia, S.

Potentilla fruticosa, Pratia repens, Primula vulgaris flore-pleno, Rudbeckia serotina, Salix reticulata, Saxifraga Fortunei, Sedum spectabile, Senecio pulcher, Statice latifolia, S.

He pointed out, as if they were rarities, saxifrages and sedums and anemones which every rock gardener grows.

Un amplio manto de seda color escarlata caía de sus anchos hombros, y su cota de malla plateada brilló a la luz del día.

La única tela que emplean los guras es una especie de seda, tejida a partir de las fibras de una curiosa planta que crece cerca de los muros de la ciudad.

Estigia con sus tumbas protegidas por las sombras, e Hirkania, cuyos jefes vestían seda y oro.

Estaba llena de tapices de seda, había lechos con almohadones de seda por todas partes en un descuidado derroche.

Ivy, fern, ribbongrass, reeds, tufts of sedum, lamb's ears, moon flower, and stargazing lilies punctuated a perfectly formed meditation garden.

Se ataviaban con cortas faldas de seda, apretadas alrededor de la cintura con cinturones cuajados de gemas, y velos diáfanos las cruzaban por de­lante de los senos.