Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3074

Subshrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas
Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Common (rare in SC)

Look for it in pine savannas, pine flatwoods, pocosin margins, edges of sandhill seepage bogs, primarily in mesic to hydric sites, in wet sands and peaty sands, occasionally extending to submesic sands, but generally with a permanently or occasionally high water table, often with Sphagnum, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pyxidanthera barbulata   FAMILY Diapensiaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Common Pyxie-moss, Big Pyxie