Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1333

Forb
Perennial

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

Rare, endemic to the Southern Appalachians

Look for it on moist rock outcrops & cliffs, often under overhangs, often in moist soil at the base of a vertical or overhanging rock outcrop, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal (rarely any stem leaves)

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Whitish
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx with short campanulate tube
5 petals
10 exserted stamens

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Micranthes careyana   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Saxifraga careyana   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 094-14-005:
Saxifraga careyana   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Micranthes careyana

 

COMMON NAME:
Carey's Saxifrage


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image of Micranthes careyana

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmscareyana_covetrail1

May        TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Leaves petiolate, the blade rather abruptly contracted to the petiole, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Micranthes careyana

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmscareyana_covetrail2

May        TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Micranthes careyana

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmscareyana_mj3

May-June?    Ashe County    NC

Mount Jefferson

Petals clawed or not clawed; stamens exserted, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Micranthes careyana

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmscareyana_nantahala

May-June?        NC

Nantahala National Forest