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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Minuartia groenlandica   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Minuartia groenlandica

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 071-11-005a:
Arenaria groenlandica var. groenlandica   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Mountain Sandwort, Greenland Sandwort


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image of Geocarpon groenlandicum, Mountain Sandwort, Greenland Sandwort

Diane Creaton    dmc03307

June    Avery County    NC

The Roan Highlands

image of Geocarpon groenlandicum, Mountain Sandwort, Greenland Sandwort

JK Marlow    jkm100626_056

June    Avery County    NC

The Roan Highlands

Lower leaves often form thick mats, from which stems grow 2-5" tall, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Geocarpon groenlandicum, Mountain Sandwort, Greenland Sandwort

JK Marlow    jkm0407u_30

July    Mitchell County    NC

The Roan Highlands

image of Geocarpon groenlandicum, Mountain Sandwort, Greenland Sandwort

JK Marlow    jkm0407u_30b

July    Mitchell County    NC

The Roan Highlands

image of Geocarpon groenlandicum, Mountain Sandwort, Greenland Sandwort

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmmgroenlandica_rm2

July        NC-TN

The Roan Highlands

image of Geocarpon groenlandicum, Mountain Sandwort, Greenland Sandwort

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmmgroenlandica_rm4

July        NC-TN

The Roan Highlands

image of Geocarpon groenlandicum, Mountain Sandwort, Greenland Sandwort

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmmgroenlandica_rm5

July        NC-TN

The Roan Highlands

Flowers with 5 separate petals, each slightly notched at tip, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.

image of Geocarpon groenlandicum, Mountain Sandwort, Greenland Sandwort

Keith Bradley    kab_m_groenlandica_78722

August    Essex County    NY

Whiteface Mountain

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Minuartia groenlandica   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Minuartia groenlandica

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 071-11-005a:
Arenaria groenlandica var. groenlandica   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

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

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

936

Forb
Annual/Perennial

Native to North Carolina

Rare

Habitat: Low elevation rock outcrops (such as sandstone pavements in the VA Ridge and Valley) to high elevation rock outcrops in the Mountains (ascending to nearly 2000m on Roan Mountain), also disjunct on the summits of quartzite monadnocks in the upper Piedmont (such as Pilot Mountain, Surry County, NC and Hanging Rock, Stokes County, NC), per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
White
Usually bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5 sepals
5 petals
5-10 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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