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

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Mononeuria 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


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picture of Arenaria groenlandica var. groenlandica, image of Mononeuria groenlandica

Diane Creaton    dmc03307

June    Avery County    NC

The Roan Highlands

picture of Arenaria groenlandica var. groenlandica, image of Mononeuria groenlandica

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.

picture of Arenaria groenlandica var. groenlandica, image of Mononeuria groenlandica

JK Marlow    jkm0407u_30

July    Mitchell County    NC

The Roan Highlands

picture of Arenaria groenlandica var. groenlandica, image of Mononeuria groenlandica

JK Marlow    jkm0407u_30b

July    Mitchell County    NC

The Roan Highlands

picture of Arenaria groenlandica var. groenlandica, image of Mononeuria groenlandica

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmmgroenlandica_rm2

July        NC-TN

The Roan Highlands

picture of Arenaria groenlandica var. groenlandica, image of Mononeuria groenlandica

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmmgroenlandica_rm4

July        NC-TN

The Roan Highlands

picture of Arenaria groenlandica var. groenlandica, image of Mononeuria groenlandica

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.

picture of Arenaria groenlandica var. groenlandica, image of Mononeuria groenlandica

Keith Bradley    kab_m_groenlandica_78722

August    Essex County    NY

Whiteface Mountain