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