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Shenandoah National Park, probably a sedum of some kind


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Given the area, this could be introduced  or a northern Virginia mountain native.   The plant ID programs had sedums of various kind as ID's for this, but they didn't have the scalloped leaves.

 

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It was fairly common where I saw it.

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Stonecrop. Here it's called Hemelsleutel or The Key to Heaven in English. I have it on my parents grave. Used to have it in the garden too.

Here's a list (pdf) of all confirmed plants in the SNP.

About Hylotelephium telephioides or Allegheny Stonecrop it says: P Uc N He; MF, RO, XF G4 VA: S4

 

P = Present
Uc = Uncommon
N = Native - Species naturally occurring in park or region
He = Herb

MF = Mesic forest - Mesic and dry-mesic forests; represents a majority of park’s forested area

RO = Rock outcrop - Exposed and shaded outcrops, boulder fields, talus slopes, and rocky barrens

XF = Xeric forest = Dry forests, including heath woodlands and shrublands

G4 = G4 - Apparently Secure (GRank)
VA: S4 - S4 - Apparently Secure Uncommon but not rare (SRank)

 

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1 hour ago, Hanna_Fate said:

Might be Sedum sieboldii "October Daphne"

https://www.rareroots.com/products/sedum-sieboldii

 

That was one of the possibles -- but the Wikipedia article says it needs some protection from winter cold.   Native to Japan.  Maybe.  Hylotelephium sieboldii (syn. Sedum sieboldii), the October stonecrop, Siebold's stonecrop, Siebold's sedum or October daphne.   The one I saw wasn't trailing, but growing low to the ground.   Maybe kept shorter by cold weather.

 

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3 hours ago, wiskerke said:

Stonecrop. Here it's called Hemelsleutel or The Key to Heaven in English. I have it on my parents grave. Used to have it in the garden too.

Here's a list (pdf) of all confirmed plants in the SNP.

About Hylotelephium telephioides or Allegheny Stonecrop it says: P Uc N He; MF, RO, XF G4 VA: S4

 

P = Present
Uc = Uncommon
N = Native - Species naturally occurring in park or region
He = Herb

MF = Mesic forest - Mesic and dry-mesic forests; represents a majority of park’s forested area

RO = Rock outcrop - Exposed and shaded outcrops, boulder fields, talus slopes, and rocky barrens

XF = Xeric forest = Dry forests, including heath woodlands and shrublands

G4 = G4 - Apparently Secure (GRank)
VA: S4 - S4 - Apparently Secure Uncommon but not rare (SRank)

 

wim

 

Yep, that looks like this.  Thank you very much.

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