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

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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