February 8, 2010

Cactus Monday: Lenophyllum texanum

Lenophyllum texanum (aka Texas Sedum, Coastal Stonecrop, Sedum texanum, or Villadia texana) is a Texas native that I purchased last year at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center spring sale. This is a succulent with an herb-like habit.

It's SUPPOSED to bloom in the summer, but mine's been blooming for weeks now with no foreseeable end. It's also supposed to be 8" tall and 4" wide, but mine's the opposite and sprawls a bit like a lazy mint. I can chalk that up to it receiving more shade than what it would probably enjoy.

There are only 7 species within the genus (Family: Crassulacaea), and this is the only species that appears on Dave's Garden. The genus was named in 1904 by J. N. Rose, and its status as a genus separate from Sedum or Villadia is a matter of discussion. Again, it seems to be another plant, much like the Leuchtenbergia principis, that's difficult to place within a taxonomy.

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  1. Thats a pretty one. Thanks for coming to my blog today! HCM

  2. So much information and such a pretty little plant. It would be interesting to give it more sun and see what happens.


  3. Pretty:)




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