Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1335

Forb
Perennial

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

Common, endemic to the Central & Southern Appalachians

Look for it in wet soils of seepages, in the beds of high elevation brooks, brookbanks, rocky seepages, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal (rarely any stem leaves)

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Whitish
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5 sepals
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 micranthidifolia   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Saxifraga micranthidifolia   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 094-14-004:
Saxifraga micranthidifolia   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Brook Lettuce, Mountain Lettuce, Branch Lettuce, Lettuceleaf Saxifrage