Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

Hovering over an image will enlarge it and provide commentary (works better on desktop than on mobile).
Clicking click a plant to find out more about it on a particular plant will lead you to more information and/or photographs:

camera icon A camera indicates there are pictures.
speaker icon A speaker indicates there is a sound file demonstrating pronunciation of the botanical name.
plus sign icon A plus sign after a Latin name indicates that the species is further divided into varieties or subspecies.

Your search found 5 taxa.

Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

arrow icon arrow

range map
camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Oconee Bells, Southern Shortia
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Shortia galacifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Shortia galacifolia var. galacifolia
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Shortia galacifolia 146-01-001

 

Look for it on moist slopes, creekbanks, and rock outcrops in humid escarpment gorges with high rainfall, generally in deep shade under Rhododendron maximum & R. minus. This species occurs in Transylvania & Jackson counties, NC, Oconee & Pickens counties, SC, and Rabun County, GA, where it occurs in the remarkable escarpment gorges region, at elevations from 200-650m (formerly at lower elevations, now submerged under Lake Jocassee). Most of the population of this species was destroyed in the 1960's by the construction of Lake Jocassee

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


range map
Common Name: Northern Shortia
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Shortia brevistyla
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Shortia galacifolia var. brevistyla
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Shortia galacifolia 146-01-001?

 

Look for it on moist slopes, creekbanks, and rock outcrops in humid escarpment gorges with high rainfall, generally in deep shade under Rhododendron maximum, at elevations of 350-550m. This species is known only from McDowell County, NC, where it occurs on several tributaries of the Catawba River and North Fork Catawba River. ... This area is disjunct about 100 kilometers to the northeast along the Blue Ridge Escarpment from the range of S. galacifolia

Rare

Native to North Carolina

 


range map
camera icon Common Name: Flowering 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 (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Pyxidanthera barbulata var. barbulata 146-02-001a

 

Look for it in pine savannas, pine flatwoods, pocosin margins, edges of sandhill seepage bogs, primarily in mesic to hydric sites, in wet sands and peaty sands, occasionally extending to submesic sands, but generally with a permanently or occasionally high water table, often with Sphagnum

Common in NC Coastal Plain, rare in SC

Native to the Carolinas

 


range map
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 (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Pyxidanthera barbulata var. brevifolia 146-02-001b

 

Look for it on xeric sandhills, generally over deep sand or sand-clay mixtures near the summits or on the upper slopes of sandhills, restricted to the Sandhills region

Rare, endemic to 6 counties of the NC-SC Sandhills

Native to the Carolinas

 


range map
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 (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Galax aphylla 146-03-001

 

Look for it in mountain forests, rock outcrops, nearly ubiquitous in the Mountains, more restricted in habitat elsewhere, moist to dry slopes in Piedmont & Coastal Plain, often associated with Kalmia latifolia or Rhododendron maximum

Common (uncommon in Carolina Coastal Plain) (rare in GA Coastal Plain) endemic

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


Your search found 5 taxa. You are on page PAGE 1 out of 1 pages.


"Bare twigs and dormant buds are merely another dimension in the appearance of our woody plants, a dimension often overlooked yet perfectly distinctive if viewed with an eye for detail." — Ron Lance, Woody Plants of the Southeastern US, A Winter Guide