Carolinas and Georgia

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Caryophyllales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Claytonia caroliniana   FAMILY Montiaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Claytonia caroliniana +   FAMILY Portulacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 070-01-002:
Claytonia caroliniana   FAMILY Portulacaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Carolina Spring-beauty


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Look for it in moist forests, esp & cove forests at moderate to high elevations, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Common in NC, rare in GA

 

partial shade shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & opposite (1 pair of stem leaves)

FLOWER:
Spring
White/Pink
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
2 persistent sepals
5 petals
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Claytonia caroliniana   FAMILY Montiaceae

Carolina Spring-beauty