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, Carey's Saxifrage

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, Carey's Saxifrage

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmscareyana_covetrail2

May        TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Micranthes careyana, Carey's Saxifrage

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, Carey's Saxifrage

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmscareyana_nantahala

May-June?        NC

Nantahala National Forest