OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (5/21/15):
Boykinia aconitifolia   FAMILY Saxifragaceae   Go to FSUS key


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 OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (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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221

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: 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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