- From Middle English cedum, from Latin sedum ("houseleek"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English cedum, from Latin sedum, houseleek. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The English name House Leek denotes _leac_ (Anglo-Saxon) a plant growing on the house; and another appellation of its genus, sedum, comes from the Latin _sedare_, to soothe, and subdue inflammations, etc.”
“The sedum is a good idea if it gets put on its side, but I was thinking of having it stand up to show the pretty rim.”
“Moving to the other side of the road, which coincidentally happened to be upwind, I also found the asters blooming like crazy, mixed in with a bunch of yellow succulents, that I would have called sedum, but now I'm not so sure.”
“Another closely related plant with exquisite orange-red flowers, which in some books bears the Latin name sedum is roseroot.”
“The Journal also reported that the roof will be planted mostly with sedum, which is a hardy, drought-resistant succulent.”
“But if you really want a plant, how about some kind of sedum?”
“My delphinium virtually pulled apart in my hands, but others such as sedum, campanula and cardoon may need prising apart with force, or even cutting into portions with a knife or spade.”
“But there are some perennial species, such as sedum, perennial mums, and hydrangea, and even annuals like pansies, that can maintain their blooms until the first snows.”
“Standing on the roof of the library one cloudy day in November, Mark Carpenter digs his finger into a tray filled mostly with plants in the "sedum" family - often traditional garden plants - with some splashes of color from lavender and grasses.”
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Words gathered while reading Speak, Memory by Vladimir Nabokov.
I spent a few seasons doing gardening work for a former English professor. This is just a list of some of the friends I made in her garden. (Some of these plants spent the winter inside, of course.)
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