Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1483

Forb
Perennial

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

Common (rare in GA Coastal Plain & GA Mountains)

Look for it in shallow soil over felsic or mafic rocks (granite, gneiss, schist, diabase, greenstone, metabasalt, sandstone, Altamaha grit), esp where periodically wet by seepage (often in mats of the moss Grimmia), per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Low alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Pink
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
2 deciduous sepals
5 petals
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Phemeranthus teretifolius   FAMILY Montiaceae

(?) SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Phemeranthus teretifolius   FAMILY Portulacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 070-02-001:
Talinum teretifolium   FAMILY Portulacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Talinum teretifolium

 

COMMON NAME:
Appalachian Fameflower, Appalachian Rock-pink, Rock Portulaca