Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2057

Forb
Perennial

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

Common in GA & SC (rare in NC)

Look for it in fields, savannas, dry pine flatwoods, per Weakley's Flora

map
To see a detailed map, click here

 

full sun partial shade ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette & alternate
Petioles 1-3mm long

FLOWER:
Spring
Yellow
5 petals
Numerous stamens
Superior ovary
Inflorescence cymose-paniculate

FRUIT:
Summer
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Malvales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Crocanthemum carolinianum   FAMILY Cistaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Helianthemum carolinianum   FAMILY Cistaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 129-02-001:
Helianthemum carolinianum   FAMILY Cistaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Crocanthemum carolinianum

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Crocanthemum carolinianum

 

COMMON NAME:
Carolina Sunrose, Carolina Frostweed, Carolina Rockrose


Click or hover over the thumbnails to see larger pictures.

image of Crocanthemum carolinianum

JK Marlow    jkm060423_084

April    Berkeley County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

The slender erect purplish stem may be up to 1' tall, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Crocanthemum carolinianum

JK Marlow    jkm060423_084b

April    Berkeley County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

Stem leaves 2-5 below those subtending flowers or fruits, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Crocanthemum carolinianum

JK Marlow    jkm160417_364

April    Coffee County    GA

Broxton Rocks Preserve

The petals are broad and usually overlap one another, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Crocanthemum carolinianum

JK Marlow    jkm160417_365

April    Coffee County    GA

Broxton Rocks Preserve

Stem w spreading trichomes to 2.5mm; most prominent leaves in a basal rosette, per Weakley's Flora.