se·​dum | \ ˈsē-dəm How to pronounce sedum (audio) \

Definition of sedum

: any of a genus (Sedum) of widely distributed fleshy herbs of the orpine family — compare stonecrop

Examples of sedum in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Succulents, especially sedum (stonecrops) generally perform well on green roofs due to their drought survival skills, ability to uptake large quantities of water and low-maintenance requirements. oregonlive, 9 Oct. 2021 Pink blooms on this upright sedum darken to wine-red from August to October on reddish stems. Thad Orr, Better Homes & Gardens, 3 Nov. 2021 There are zinnias, daylilies, coral bells, hostas, different kinds of sedum, spotted dead nettle (lamium), vinca, thyme, sage and oregano. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 9 July 2021 On top of a tool shed is a green roof made of sedum and solar panels to fuel garden equipment. Elizabeth Evitts Dickinson, Washington Post, 10 Mar. 2021 There are perennials – like ornamental grasses, coneflower, Joe-Pye weed, sedum and black-eyed Susan – that provide birds with much-need seeds and insects with places to spend the winter. oregonlive, 24 Nov. 2020 In gardens, butterflies and other pollinators visit Mexican sunflowers, Autumn Joy sedum and blooming hostas. Jim Gilbert, Star Tribune, 3 Sep. 2020 Although the habit and shape are similar, Creeping Jenny does not have thick, fleshy leaves like this sedum. Janet Carson, Arkansas Online, 9 Aug. 2020 The green roof has campanula, sedum and some grasses on it. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 16 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of sedum

1760, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sedum

New Latin, from Latin, houseleek

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“Sedum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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