Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2298

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas
Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Rare

Look for it in wet longleaf pine, pond pine, or pond cypress savannas (esp but not strictly where shallowly underlain by coquina limestone), sandhill seepage bogs, per Weakley's Flora

map
To see a detailed map, click here

 

...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly basal

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5 sepals
5 petals
5 stamens & 5 staminodia
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Celastrales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Parnassia caroliniana   FAMILY Parnassiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Parnassia caroliniana   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 094-06-002:
Parnassia caroliniana   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Carolina Grass-of-Parnassus, Savanna Parnassia, Eyebright