Native & Naturalized Plants 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 Weakley's Flora.

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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

 

Look for it on moist slopes, creekbanks, and rock outcrops in humid escarpment gorges with high rainfall, generally in deep shade under Rhododendron maximum & R. minus. This species occurs in Transylvania & Jackson counties, NC, Oconee & Pickens counties, SC, and Rabun County, GA, where it occurs in the remarkable escarpment gorges region, at elevations from 200-650m (formerly at lower elevations, now submerged under Lake Jocassee). Most of the population of this species was destroyed in the 1960's by the construction of Lake Jocassee

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

 

Look for it 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. This species is known only from McDowell County, NC, where it occurs on several tributaries of the Catawba River and North Fork Catawba River. ... This area is disjunct about 100 kilometers to the northeast along the Blue Ridge Escarpment from the range of S. galacifolia

Rare

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon Common Name: Flowering Pyxie-moss, Big Pyxie
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Pyxidanthera 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

 

Look for it in 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 occasionally 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: (5/21/15) Pyxidanthera 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

 

Look for it on xeric sandhills, generally over deep sand or sand-clay mixtures near the summits or on the upper slopes of sandhills, restricted to the 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

 

Look for it in mountain forests, rock outcrops, nearly ubiquitous in the Mountains, more restricted in habitat elsewhere, moist to dry slopes in Piedmont & Coastal Plain, often associated with Kalmia latifolia or Rhododendron maximum

Common (uncommon in Carolina Coastal Plain) (rare in GA Coastal Plain) endemic

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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