OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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 Flora of North America
Boykinia aconitifolia

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 094-13-001:
Boykinia aconitifolia   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Therophon aconitifolium

 

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


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image of Boykinia aconitifolia, Brook-saxifrage, Eastern Boykinia, Allegheny Brookfoam, Aconite-saxifrage

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_thac2_001_lvd

        

image of Boykinia aconitifolia, Brook-saxifrage, Eastern Boykinia, Allegheny Brookfoam, Aconite-saxifrage

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmbaconitifolia_brp2341

June    Alleghaney County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Basal & stem leaves long-stalked, broadly reniform, lobes unequally toothed, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Boykinia aconitifolia, Brook-saxifrage, Eastern Boykinia, Allegheny Brookfoam, Aconite-saxifrage

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmbaconitifolia_brp2342

June    Alleghaney County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Flowers have 5 stamens, unlike the true Saxifrages, which have 10, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Boykinia aconitifolia   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Boykinia aconitifolia

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 094-13-001:
Boykinia aconitifolia   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Therophon aconitifolium

 

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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

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

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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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