Family, Orpine. Color, greenish or greenish yellow, found in sepals. No petals. Stamens, 10. Pistils, 5, joined below in a queer little capsule which has 5 horns. The capsule opens by the falling-off of these horns. Flowers grow on the upper side of a leafless stem, the terminal blossoming first. Leaves, scattered, lance-shaped, pointed, not fleshy as in many members of this family. 1/2 to 2 feet high. July to October.

Wet grounds, as river-banks or borders of brooks. (See illustration, p. 32.)

Ditch stonecrop in fruit (Penthorum sedoides)

Ditch stonecrop in fruit (Penthorum sedoides)