Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2927

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare, endemic to the Southern Appalachians

Look for it on moist soil outcrops & cliffs, often under overhangs, often in moist soil at the base of a vertical or overhanging rock outcrop, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal (rarely any stem leaves)

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Whitish
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx with short campanulate tube
5 petals
10 exserted stamens

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Micranthes caroliniana   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Saxifraga caroliniana   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 094-14-006:
Saxifraga caroliniana   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Carolina Saxifrage