Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2558

Subshrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas
Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Rare, endemic to 6 counties of the NC-SC Sandhills

Look for it on xeric sandhills, generally over deep sand or sand-clay mixtures near the summits or on the upper slopes of sandhills, restricted to the Sandhills region, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Dry

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Winter/Spring
White
Radially symmetrical
5 sepals united only at base
5-lobed rotate corolla
5 stamens (no staminodes)

FRUIT:
Spring
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Ericales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Pyxidanthera brevifolia   FAMILY Diapensiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pyxidanthera brevifolia   FAMILY Diapensiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 146-02-001b:
Pyxidanthera barbulata var. brevifolia   FAMILY Diapensiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Sandhills Pyxie-moss, Wells' Pyxie-moss, Little Pyxie