Succulent growing wild?

by Narsissa Primrose

This plant is growing wild around my house. In rocks and everywhere. It's not too warm here so I'm not sure if it's a succulent. But the leaves are plump. The leaves also grow in sets of three along the stem. I live in Pennsylvania and I don't know if there's any native succulents that are able to grow here.

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Aug 28, 2014
Native? or not?
by: Jacki

I don't recognize this plant, but then I'm not familiar with plants in your area. It's quite possible that it's a succulent - not all succulents need warmth. There are lots that are actually extremely tough and survive incredibly cold winters.

Maybe look it up on a site that lists native plants in your area to identify it.

Sep 29, 2014
in Michigan too
by: Anonymous

We have them here in Michigan also. They get pretty little yellow flowers on them.

Oct 09, 2015
by: Donna

Those little plants are great for hanging baskets in the south. I love them.

Apr 25, 2016
unidentified vining plant
by: Sabina

Could be senecio radicans glauca or some kind of trailing sedum.

Feb 03, 2017
Not sure
by: Shinies

I can't quite find a plant that looks exactly like it but your description of its growth habit reminds me of portulaca (aka moss rose, or purslane).

We have some types of it here in California and it grows almost like weeds, just everywhere, and gets tiny yellow flowers which turn to tiny black seeds similar to poppy seeds. It also doesn't seem to mind cold, although I'm not sure if it gets as cold here.

There are lots of different kinds with different colored flowers and different shaped leaves. In my experience, it is an annual, but perhaps not all types are.

I did see that Portulaca amilis has similar leaf shapes, although there's lots of similar ones. Hopefully that helps you find it!

Oct 21, 2017
Think I found it
by: Kate

I'm near Ottawa, Ontario and have the same plant, which is lovely for trailing over rocks. It's so easy to care for too -- just grab a handful from one spot and plunk it down in another, and it takes off! A little web search gave me Sedum Sarmentosum, and some of the pictures are exactly the plant I have.

Sep 02, 2019
Sedum nuttallianum
by: Caleb

A great perennial for the rockery garden. Blooms small yellow flowers.

Jul 25, 2022
by: Zeke

Sedum sarmentosum, a very weedy species.

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