A succulent, low-growing groundcover, Sedum ternatum has both attractive leaves and flowers. The fleshy, evergreen leaves are small and rounded and appear in whorls of threes, hence the common name three-leaved stone crop. In the spring, the plant is covered in delicate white, star-shaped flowers.
Sedum ternatum does best in medium, well-drained soils in full to partial shade. The plant is a slow, floriferous spreader, often found in large mats covering rocks, trees, and mossy areas on the ground and near streams. It is excellent in rock gardens or as a groundcover. Naturalizing and drought tolerant.
For more information on this plant, visit the USDA PLANTS Database: http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=SETE3