Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1350

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