Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1334

Forb
Perennial

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

Common, endemic to the Southern Appalachians

Look for it in crevices in exposed rock outcrops at high elevations, other rock outcrops (moist to rather dry), periglacial boulderfields, rocky seeps, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...Wet ...Moist ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal (rarely any stem leaves)

FLOWER:
Summer
Whitish
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
5 sepals
5 petals
10 stamens, barely exserted

FRUIT:
Summer
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Hydatica petiolaris   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Saxifraga michauxii   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 094-14-001:
Saxifraga michauxii   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Hydatica petiolaris

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Micranthes petiolaris

 

COMMON NAME:
Cliff Saxifrage, Michaux's Saxifrage