OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Geocarpon uniflorum   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Minuartia uniflora   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Mononeuria uniflora

INCLUDING Aquatic & Wetland Plants of Southeastern US (Godfrey & Wooten, 1979 & 1981)
Arenaria alabamensis

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 071-11-004:
Arenaria uniflora   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Sabulina brevifolia

INCLUDING -
Minuartia alabamensis

 

COMMON NAME:
Piedmont Sandwort, One-flower Sandwort


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image of Geocarpon uniflorum, Piedmont Sandwort, One-flower Sandwort

Keith Bradley    kab_m_uniflora_3505

March    Lancaster County    SC

Forty Acre Rock Heritage Preserve

Stems erect, stem leaves few & reduced in size upward, to 2-5(-7)mm long, per Weakley's Flora (2015).

image of Geocarpon uniflorum, Piedmont Sandwort, One-flower Sandwort

JK Marlow    jkm130420_557

April    Pickens County    SC

M. alabamensis has been shown to be a self-pollinating form of M. uniflora, per Weakley's Flora (2012).

image of Geocarpon uniflorum, Piedmont Sandwort, One-flower Sandwort

JK Marlow    jkm140426_632

April    Pickens County    SC

M. alabamensis

image of Geocarpon uniflorum, Piedmont Sandwort, One-flower Sandwort

JK Marlow    jkm140426_634b

April    Pickens County    SC

M. alabamensis, named on the basis of its tiny flowers, per Weakley's Flora (2012).

image of Geocarpon uniflorum, Piedmont Sandwort, One-flower Sandwort

JK Marlow    jkm140426_635c

April    Pickens County    SC

M. alabamensis

image of Geocarpon uniflorum, Piedmont Sandwort, One-flower Sandwort

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_minuartia_uniflora

April        

Pedicels and sepals glabrous, petals 1-7mm long, per Weakley's Flora (2015).

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Geocarpon uniflorum   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Minuartia uniflora   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Mononeuria uniflora

INCLUDING Aquatic & Wetland Plants of Southeastern US (Godfrey & Wooten, 1979 & 1981)
Arenaria alabamensis

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 071-11-004:
Arenaria uniflora   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Sabulina brevifolia

INCLUDING -
Minuartia alabamensis

 

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Forb
Annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Uncommon in GA Piedmont, rare elsewhere (an endemic)

Habitat: Granitic flatrocks, outcrops of Altamaha grit, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette & opposite

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

FRUIT:
Spring
Capsule

 

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