Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Winter annual

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

Rare, endemic to granite flatrocks of the southeastern Piedmont

Look for it in very thin soil of vernally wet depressions on granite flatrocks, often in mats of the moss Hedwigia ciliata, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, spirally arranged

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Bisexual
4 sepals
4 petals
8 stamens

FRUIT:
Spring
Follicle

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Sedum pusillum   FAMILY Crassulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sedum pusillum   FAMILY Crassulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 091-01-001:
Sedum pusillum   FAMILY Crassulaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Puck's Orpine, Granite Stonecrop


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Will Stuart    wil_2357964476_026194ec9e

March    Lancaster County    SC

Forty Acre Rock

It will be green in full shade, but takes on color anywhere it gets more sun. — Will Stuart

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Will Stuart    wil_8615228746_cb9c7aef9e

April    Lancaster County    SC

Forty Acre Rock

This rare succulent resembles the ubiquitous Diamorphii smallii, per Guide to the Plants of Granite Outcrops.


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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmspusillum_far2

May    Lancaster County    SC

Forty Acre Rock

Each flower subtended by a leafy bract, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmspusillum_far3

May    Lancaster County    SC

Forty Acre Rock

Found on granite outcrops in shallow soil & partial shade, oft under cedar, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmspusillum_fruitfar

May?    Lancaster County    SC

Forty Acre Rock

Lvs fleshy, alternate, in spirals, blue-green or sometimes reddish in sun, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.