Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Caryophyllales
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Read more about Carolina Spring-beauty at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
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Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_c_caroliniana_3
Showy, pink-veined flowers borne in a loose raceme of 2-18 flowers, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.
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April Buncombe County NC
Blue Ridge Parkway
Leaf blade 1.5-7cm x 1.5-3.5cm, clearly differentiated from the petiole, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.
COMPARE leaves of Spring Beauty species
Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_c_caroliniana_c
Sepals persistent, leaflike, unequal, 3-5mm, per Flora of North America.
Native to North Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -
Common in NC, rare in GA
Basal & opposite (1 pair of stem leaves)
2 persistent sepals
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Gardening with the Native Plants of Tennessee p117
- Great Smoky Mountains Wildflowers p010
- Newcomb's Wildflower Guide p270
- Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast p368
- Wildflowers of the Eastern United States p008
- Wild Flowers of NC, 1st edition p056
- Wild Flowers of NC, 2nd edition p066
- Wildflowers of Tennessee p052
- Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians p075
- Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont p350
- Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains p035