(From sedeo, to sit, these plants often growing flat upon rocks and walls). Family, Orpine. Sepals and narrow petals, 4 or 5. Stamens, twice as many. Pistils, 5, forming in fruit a 5-celled capsule, angled, beaked, opening by the falling off of the beaks. Stems, 4 to 5 inches high, spreading, flattish. Flowers, in one-sided, at first coiled, leafy, 3-spiked cymes. Leaves, thick, succulent, the lower in whorls of 3, wedge-shaped, broader at apex, the upper scattered, oblong.

Not uncommon, from Connecticut to Georgia and westward.