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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (10/20/20):
Micranthes petiolaris var. shealyi   FAMILY Saxifragaceae   Go to FSUS key


(?) INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Saxifraga michauxii   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

(?) INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Micranthes petiolaris

(?) INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 094-14-001?:
Saxifraga michauxii   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

(?) INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Hydatica petiolaris

 

COMMON NAME:
Escarpment Saxifrage, Shealy's Saxifrage


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image of Micranthes petiolaris var. shealyi, Escarpment Saxifrage, Shealy's Saxifrage

JK Marlow    jkm160319_040

March    Pickens County    SC

Nine Times Preserve

Annual; flowering in early spring, per Weakley's Flora (2020).

image of Micranthes petiolaris var. shealyi, Escarpment Saxifrage, Shealy's Saxifrage

JK Marlow    jkm220421_7110

April    Pickens County    SC

Nine Times Preserve

image of Micranthes petiolaris var. shealyi, Escarpment Saxifrage, Shealy's Saxifrage

JK Marlow    jkm220421_7112

April    Pickens County    SC

Nine Times Preserve

Flowers radially symmetrical (all petals distinctly clawed w 2 yellow spots), per Weakley's Flora (2020).

image of Micranthes petiolaris var. shealyi, Escarpment Saxifrage, Shealy's Saxifrage

JK Marlow    jkm220421_7122

April    Pickens County    SC

Nine Times Preserve

image of Micranthes petiolaris var. shealyi, Escarpment Saxifrage, Shealy's Saxifrage

JK Marlow    jkm220421_7122b

April    Pickens County    SC

Nine Times Preserve

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (10/20/20):
Micranthes petiolaris var. shealyi   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

(?) INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Saxifraga michauxii   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

(?) INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Micranthes petiolaris

(?) INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 094-14-001?:
Saxifraga michauxii   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

(?) INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Hydatica petiolaris

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3660

Forb
Annual

Native to South & possibly North Carolina

Rare, endemic to SC's Pickens County, so far as is known

Habitat: In moist seepage over rock, at low elevations (2000-3000 feet), per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal (rarely any stem leaves)

FLOWER:
Spring
Whitish
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5 sepals
5 petals
10 stamens, barely exserted

FRUIT:
Spring
Capsule

 

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