OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Geocarpon carolinianum   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Minuartia caroliniana   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Mononeuria caroliniana

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Minuartia caroliniana

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 071-11-001:
Arenaria caroliniana   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Sabulina caroliniana

 

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


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image of Geocarpon carolinianum, Carolina Sandwort, Longroot, Pine-barren Sandwort

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

        

image of Geocarpon carolinianum, 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 (2015).

image of Geocarpon carolinianum, Carolina Sandwort, Longroot, Pine-barren Sandwort

JK Marlow    jkm130406_842

April    Richmond County    GA

Fort Gordon

image of Geocarpon carolinianum, 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 Geocarpon carolinianum, 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 Geocarpon carolinianum, 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 Geocarpon carolinianum, Carolina Sandwort, Longroot, Pine-barren Sandwort

JK Marlow    jkm161001_788

September    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

image of Geocarpon carolinianum, 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.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Geocarpon carolinianum   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Minuartia caroliniana   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Mononeuria caroliniana

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Minuartia caroliniana

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 071-11-001:
Arenaria caroliniana   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Sabulina caroliniana

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2564

Forb
Short-lived perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Uncommon

Habitat: Deep white sands of barren longleaf pine sandhills, sand barrens, other dry sandy habitats, as in the NJ Pine barrens, per Weakley's Flora

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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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