Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1352

Forb
Winter annual

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

Uncommon (rare in Mtns), primarily limited to granitic flatrocks of the Piedmont

Look for it in very thin soil (generally less than 2cm deep) of vernally wet depressions on granite flatrocks and other granitic outcrops, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun

LEAVES:
Simple
Leaves at first crowded in a winter rosette, then alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Bisexual
4 sepals
4 petals
8 stamens

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Follicle

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Diamorpha smallii   FAMILY Crassulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Diamorpha smallii   FAMILY Crassulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 091-01-002:
Sedum smallii   FAMILY Crassulaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Elf-orpine