Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Saxifragales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Learn more about Mountain Stonecrop from the Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Mountain Stonecrop, Wild Stonecrop, Three-leaf Stonecrop
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Petals elliptic-lanceolate; filaments white; anthers red or purple, per Flora of North America.
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May Swain County NC
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Flowers crowded on branch's upper side, with spreading petals & dark anthers, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.
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June Avery County NC
The Roan Highlands
Leaves in whorls of 3, rarely 2 or 4 or decussate, per Flora of North America.
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Gardening with the Native Plants of Tennessee p170
- Great Smoky Mountains Wildflowers p026
- Newcomb's Wildflower Guide p272
- Southern Appalachian Wildflowers p033
- Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast p107
- Wildflowers of the Eastern United States p022
- Wild Flowers of NC, 1st edition p081
- Wild Flowers of NC, 2nd edition p098
- Wildflowers of Tennessee p108
- Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians p137
- Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains p063