Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon

Look for it on granitic flatrocks, other outcrops of granite, granitic gneiss, or other felsic gneisses and schists. In the mountains it's restricted to low or medium elevations, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette (usually absent at flowering) & opposite

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Usually bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5 sepals
5 petals
5-10 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Mononeuria glabra   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Minuartia glabra   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 071-11-005b:
Arenaria groenlandica var. glabra   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Guide to the Vascular Plants of the Blue Ridge (Wofford, 1989)
Arenaria glabra

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Sabulina glabra

 

COMMON NAME:
Appalachian Sandwort


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picture of Arenaria groenlandica var. glabra, image of Mononeuria glabra

JK Marlow    jkm110416_614

April    Etowah County    AL

Sepals 1.5-4mm long, obtuse, margins scarious, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

picture of Arenaria groenlandica var. glabra, image of Mononeuria glabra

JK Marlow    jkm110416_614b

April    Etowah County    AL

picture of Arenaria groenlandica var. glabra, image of Mononeuria glabra

JK Marlow    jkm130420_552

April    Pickens County    SC

picture of Arenaria groenlandica var. glabra, image of Mononeuria glabra

JK Marlow    jkm130420_552b

April    Pickens County    SC

picture of Arenaria groenlandica var. glabra, image of Mononeuria glabra

JK Marlow    jkm140426_619

April    Pickens County    SC

Leaves linear-lanceolate, larger stem leaves (7-)10-30mm long, per Weakley's Flora.

picture of Arenaria groenlandica var. glabra, image of Mononeuria glabra

Karen Burnett    kwb_dscn4095

April    Pickens County    SC

picture of Arenaria groenlandica var. glabra, image of Mononeuria glabra

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_minuartia_glabra

April        

Stem leaves few, reduced upward. Plants not mat-forming, per Weakley's Flora.

picture of Arenaria groenlandica var. glabra, image of Mononeuria glabra

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_minuartia_glabra_2

April        

Cymes 9-15-flowered; sepals 3-4mm long; petals 4-6(-8)mm long, per Weakley's Flora.

picture of Arenaria groenlandica var. glabra, image of Mononeuria glabra

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_minuartia_glabra_4

April        

Larger sepals & larger pleated petals than A. uniflora or alabamensis, per Guide to the Plants of Granite Outcrops.

picture of Arenaria groenlandica var. glabra, image of Mononeuria glabra

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmmglabra_ab1

Month Unknown    Alleghaney County    NC

Stems erect, leafy mostly near base, per Weakley's Flora.