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


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_tate_001_lvd

        

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmtteretifolium_pc1b

May    Pickens County    SC

Poe Creek State Forest

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JK Marlow    jkm060604_048

June    Pickens County    SC

Basal rosettes of thin fleshy 1-2" long leaves. — Patrick McMillan

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JK Marlow    jkm060604_056

June    Pickens County    SC

Leaves are fleshy and terete (round in cross-section). — Patrick McMillan

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JK Marlow    jkm080629_015

June    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm080629_016

June    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm080629_021

June    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm100606_101

June    Greenville County    

Chandler Heritage Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm060729_107

July    Greenville County    SC

Bald Rock

Capsules ovoid or ellipsoid, 3-5mm long, ca. 3mm in diameter, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm060729_112

July    Greenville County    SC

Bald Rock

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JK Marlow    jkm070818_002

August    Greenville County    SC

Bald Rock

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JK Marlow    jkm070818_014

August    Greenville County    SC

Bald Rock

Found on rock outcrops & dry sandy soils, in full sun. — Patrick McMillan

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JK Marlow    jkm080901_019

September    Greenville County    SC

Bald Rock

Sepals caducous [falling off early], per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm080901_022

September    Greenville County    SC

Bald Rock

Stigma capitate [head-like]; stamens 10-20, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm080901_044

September    Greenville County    SC

Bald Rock

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JK Marlow    jkm080901_046

September    Greenville County    SC

Bald Rock