Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2564

Forb
Short-lived perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon

Look for it in deep white sands of barren longleaf pine sandhills, sand barrens, other dry sandy habitats, per Weakley's Flora

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...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
Usually bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5 sepals
5 petals
10 stamens, of 2 lengths
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Mononeuria caroliniana   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Minuartia caroliniana   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 071-11-001:
Arenaria caroliniana   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Sabulina caroliniana

 

COMMON NAME:
Carolina Sandwort, Longroot, Pine-barren Sandwort


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image of Mononeuria caroliniana, Carolina Sandwort, Longroot, Pine-barren Sandwort

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_arca31_001_lvd

        

image of Mononeuria caroliniana, Carolina Sandwort, Longroot, Pine-barren Sandwort

JK Marlow    jkm130406_840

April    Richmond County    GA

Fort Gordon

Sepals obtuse at the tip, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Mononeuria caroliniana, Carolina Sandwort, Longroot, Pine-barren Sandwort

JK Marlow    jkm130406_842

April    Richmond County    GA

Fort Gordon

image of Mononeuria caroliniana, Carolina Sandwort, Longroot, Pine-barren Sandwort

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmmcaroliniana_srec

May    Richland County    SC

Sandhills Recreation Center

Capsules triangular-ovoid, 4-6mm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Mononeuria caroliniana, Carolina Sandwort, Longroot, Pine-barren Sandwort

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmmcarolina_sumter

June    Sumter County    SC

Lvs less than 1/2" long, ~ 1/16" wide, overlapping each other at stem base, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Mononeuria caroliniana, Carolina Sandwort, Longroot, Pine-barren Sandwort

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmmcaroliniana_agt

June        

Each flowering stem seemingly terminated by a small white 1/2" flower, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Mononeuria caroliniana, Carolina Sandwort, Longroot, Pine-barren Sandwort

JK Marlow    jkm161001_788

September    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

image of Mononeuria caroliniana, Carolina Sandwort, Longroot, Pine-barren Sandwort

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmm_caroliniana

Month Unknown        

A dense basal cushion of decumbent to prostrate stems from a single taproot, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.