Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Oconee Bells, Southern Shortia
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Shortia galacifolia var. galacifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Shortia galacifolia var. galacifolia
LESS THAN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Shortia galacifolia 146-01-001

Petal margins obtusely toothed, laciniate [narrow irregular cuts] or fringed, per Flora of North America.


camera icon Common Name: Common Pyxie-moss, Big Pyxie
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Pyxidanthera barbulata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Pyxidanthera barbulata
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Pyxidanthera barbulata var. barbulata 146-02-001a

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Pyxidanthera barbulata


Flowers grow singly at the ends of short branches; obovate petals 4-5mm long, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.


camera icon Common Name: Sandhills Pyxie-moss, Wells' Pyxie-moss, Little Pyxie
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Pyxidanthera brevifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Pyxidanthera brevifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Pyxidanthera barbulata var. brevifolia 146-02-001b

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Pyxidanthera brevifolia


Flowers sessile, ~ 1/4" wide; stamens conspicuous, arising between petals, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Galax, Beetleweed
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Galax urceolata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Galax urceolata
SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Galax aphylla 146-03-001

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Galax aphylla


A dense, narrow, spikelike raceme of 0.25" flowers, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


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"An important fact to appreciate is that precise identification is not always possible and sometimes is a matter of opinion based on weighing the relative importance of conflicting facts.... This responsibility rests with the botanist, and there are often honest differences of opinion on these matters." — George W.D. Symonds, The Tree Identification Book