Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


936

Forb
Annual/Perennial

Native to North Carolina
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare

Look for it on low elevation rock outcrops to high elevation rock outcrops in the Mountains (ascending to nearly 2000m on Roan Mtn), also disjunct on the summits of quartzite monadnocks in the upper Piedmont, 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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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Caryophyllales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Minuartia groenlandica   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Minuartia groenlandica   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

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

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Greenland Sandwort, Mountain Sandwort