Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1336

Forb
Perennial

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

Common (rare in Coastal Plain)

Look for it on rock outcrops, moist alluvial & slope forests, streambanks, riverbanks, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal (rarely any stem leaves)

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

FRUIT:
Spring
Capsule

 

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

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

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Saxifraga virginiensis var. virginiensis   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 094-14-003:
Saxifraga virginiensis   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Early Saxifrage


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_mivi7_001_lvd

        

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Jerry Bright    jeb_031508_017

March    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

Stamens barely exserted. Flowers white, regular, with 5 petals, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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JK Marlow    jkm090321_083

March    Greenville County    SC

Chestnut Ridge Heritage Preserve

Petals spatulate to ovate, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

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JK Marlow    jkm090321_086

March    Greenville County    SC

Chestnut Ridge Heritage Preserve

Flowering stem is sticky and hairy, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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Roxanna Martin    rlm32910_077

March    Spartanburg County    SC

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_s_virginiensis

March        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_s_virginiensis_2

March        

Flower petals equal in size, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_s_virginiensis_3

March        

A branched inflorescence arises from the center of the basal rosette, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

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JK Marlow    jkm170401_419

April    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm170408_519

April    Newberry County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Tyger Ranger District

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JK Marlow    jkm170408_521

April    Newberry County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Tyger Ranger District

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Keith Bradley    kab_m_virginiensis_5005

April    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

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Roxanna Martin    rlm4910_354

April    Spartanburg County    SC

Inflorescence branched, 4-16" tall, at first compact, later lax and open, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

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Roxanna Martin    rlm4910_359

April    Spartanburg County    SC

Leaves oblong or ovate, usually toothed, all in a basal rosette, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.