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 (11/30/12):
Minuartia 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