Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

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

Uncommon in NC Mountains, rare elsewhere (endemic to the Southern Appalachians)

Look for it on streambanks, riverbanks, in crevices in spray cliffs around waterfalls, seepages, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate

FLOWER:
Summer
White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5 petals
5 stamens

FRUIT:
Summer
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Boykinia aconitifolia   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Boykinia aconitifolia   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 094-13-001:
Boykinia aconitifolia   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Therophon aconitifolium

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Boykinia aconitifolia

 

COMMON NAME:
Brook-saxifrage, Eastern Boykinia, Allegheny Brookfoam, Aconite-saxifrage