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Central California Stonecrop
Sedella pentandra
About Central California Stonecrop (Sedella pentandra) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Sedella pentandra is a species of flowering plant in the stonecrop family known by the common name Mt. Hamilton mock stonecrop. It is endemic to California, where it grows in the Central Coast Ranges and adjacent sections of the Central Valley and coastline. It often grows on sandstone and serpentine soils. This is an annual herb growing no more than 8 centimeters high. It has small succulent leaves each a few millimeters long. The flowers atop the threadlike stems have fleshy sepals and yellowish petals a few millimeters in length.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

0.8 - 3.6 in tall

Flower Color
Flower Color

Landscaping Information
Full Sun

Sunset Zones
Sunset Zones?
7*, 8, 9*, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Places with compacted soil, rocky outcrops

Annual Precipitation: 13.2" - 48.3", Summer Precipitation: 0.27" - 0.72", Coldest Month: 38.0" - 50.4", Hottest Month: 65.1" - 76.0", Humidity: 0.57" - 24.04", Elevation: 303" - 3333"

Alternative Names
Botanical Names: Parvisedum pentandrum
Common Names: Mt. Hamilton Mock Stonecrop

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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