OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 5 taxa in the family Diapensiaceae, Diapensia family, as understood by Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Oconee Bells, Southern Shortia

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Shortia galacifolia   FAMILY: Diapensiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Shortia galacifolia var. galacifolia   FAMILY: Diapensiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Shortia galacifolia 146-01-001   FAMILY: Diapensiaceae

 

Habitat: On moist slopes, creekbanks, and rock outcrops in humid escarpment gorges with high rainfall, generally in deep shade under Rhododendron maximum and R. minus, at elevations (in NC) of 350-650m

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Northern Shortia

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Shortia brevistyla   FAMILY: Diapensiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Shortia galacifolia var. brevistyla   FAMILY: Diapensiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Shortia galacifolia 146-01-001?   FAMILY: Diapensiaceae

 

Habitat: On moist slopes, creekbanks, and rock outcrops in humid escarpment gorges with high rainfall, generally in deep shade under Rhododendron maximum, at elevations of 350-550m

Rare

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon Common Name: Flowering Pyxie-moss, Big Pyxie, Savanna Pyxiemoss

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Pyxidanthera barbulata var. barbulata   FAMILY: Diapensiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Pyxidanthera barbulata   FAMILY: Diapensiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Pyxidanthera barbulata var. barbulata 146-02-001a   FAMILY: Diapensiaceae

 

Habitat: Pine savannas, pine flatwoods, pocosin margins, edges of sandhill seepage bogs, primarily in mesic to hydric sites, in wet sands and peaty sands, occasionally extending to submesic sands, but generally with a permanently or seasonally high water table, often with Sphagnum

Common in NC Coastal Plain, rare in SC

Native to the Carolinas

 


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camera icon Common Name: Sandhills Pyxie-moss, Wells' Pyxie-moss, Little Pyxie

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Pyxidanthera barbulata var. brevifolia   FAMILY: Diapensiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Pyxidanthera brevifolia   FAMILY: Diapensiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Pyxidanthera barbulata var. brevifolia 146-02-001b   FAMILY: Diapensiaceae

 

Habitat: On xeric sandhills, generally over deep sand or sand-clay mixtures near the summits or on the upper slopes of sandhills, restricted to the Fall-line Sandhills region

Rare, endemic to 6 counties of the NC-SC Sandhills

Native to the Carolinas

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Galax, Beetleweed

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Galax urceolata   FAMILY: Diapensiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Galax urceolata   FAMILY: Diapensiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Galax aphylla 146-03-001   FAMILY: Diapensiaceae

 

Habitat: Mountain forests, rock outcrops, nearly ubiquitous in the Mountains, more restricted in habitat elsewhere, moist to dry slopes in the Piedmont and Coastal Plain, often associated with Kalmia latifolia or Rhododendron maximum

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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