Penthorum sedoides L.
Family: Penthoraceae
ditch stonecrop
Penthorum sedoides image
Kitty Kohout  
Etymology: Penthorum: from pente for "five" and oros for "a mark," referring to order of fives of flower
Plants: erect, perennial, 6"-28" tall forb, simple or branched near the top
Leaves: alternate, sharply toothed, lance-like to elliptical, pointed at both ends
Flowers: green to white, 5-parted, 1/4" wide; inflorescence 3/4"-3" wide, flattish, terminal cluster (cyme) with stalked flowers seemingly from one side of the often curved, 2-4 branches; blooms July-Sept.
Fruits: 1/5" wide capsule
Habitat: wet; shores, streambanks; in muddy soil
Conservation Status: Native