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Virginian Stonecrop (Penthorum sedoides)

Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Virginian Stonecrop
Penthorum sedoides

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    A tincture of the plant is somewhat astringent, demulcent, laxative and tonic[4, 61, 222]. The plant is noted for its effectiveness in treating catarrhal problems of many kinds and has also been used successfully in treating diarrhoea, haemorrhoids and infantile cholera[4].

    The seeds have been used in making cough syrups[222, 257].

  • Edible Use

    Leaves – cooked[257]. Used as a potherb[257].

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – we have no information on this species but suggest sowing the seed in a cold frame in pots that are standing in about 3cm of water as soon as it is ripe if this is possible, otherwise in early spring. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on shallow water in the cold frame for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division in spring.
Suitable for the waterside or shallow water[1]. This species is included in the family Crassulaceae by some botanists and placed in its own family by others[1].
N. America – New Brunswick to Florida, west to Minnesota, Nebraska, Kansas and Texas.

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*None of the information on this website qualifies as professional medical advice. Take only what resonates with your heart and use your own personal responsibility for what’s best for you. For more information [brackets] [000], see bibliography.