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


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_mimi7_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm160323_072

March    Polk County    NC

Pearson's Falls

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JK Marlow    jkm080420_118

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Oblanceolate, serrate leaves long-attenuate at the base, often 8" long, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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JK Marlow    jkm140418_204

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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JK Marlow    jkm140418_204b

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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JK Marlow    jkm150423_462

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Micranthes micranthidifolia

JK Marlow    jkm150423_517

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Micranthes micranthidifolia

JK Marlow    jkm150423_522

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Blades of basal leaves sharply toothed, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Micranthes micranthidifolia

JK Marlow    jkm150423_526

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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JK Marlow    jkm0405k_11b

May    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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JK Marlow    jkm0405k_12

May    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Basal leaves oblanceolate to oblong, tapering to winged petiole, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

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JK Marlow    jkm0505m_10

May    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Filaments strongly clavate, per Weakley's Flora.

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JK Marlow    jkm160505_539

May    Jackson County    NC

Five oval, stalked petals, white with a yellow spot near the base, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Micranthes micranthidifolia

JK Marlow    jkm160505_543

May    Jackson County    NC

Calyx tube absent; sepals 1.5-2.5mm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.