OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

Your search found 10 taxa in the family Portulacaceae, Purslane family, as understood by Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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camera icon Common Name: Spring-beauty

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Claytonia virginica +   FAMILY: Montiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Claytonia virginica +   FAMILY: Portulacaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Claytonia virginica 070-01-001   FAMILY: Portulacaceae

 

Look for it in moist forests

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Carolina Spring-beauty

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Claytonia caroliniana   FAMILY: Montiaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Claytonia caroliniana +   FAMILY: Portulacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Claytonia caroliniana 070-01-002   FAMILY: Portulacaceae

 

Look for it in moist forests, esp northern hardwood forests & cove forests at moderate to high elevations

Common in NC, rare in GA

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Appalachian Fameflower, Appalachian Rock-pink, Rock Portulaca, Quill Fameflower

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Phemeranthus teretifolius   FAMILY: Montiaceae

(?) SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Phemeranthus teretifolius   FAMILY: Portulacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Talinum teretifolium 070-02-001   FAMILY: Portulacaceae

 

Look for it in shallow soil over felsic or mafic rocks (granite, gneiss, schist, diabase, greenstone, metabasalt, sandstone, Altamaha grit), esp where periodically wet by seepage (often in mats of the moss Grimmia)

Common (rare in GA Coastal Plain & GA Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Panicled Fameflower, Jewels-of-Opar

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Talinum paniculatum   FAMILY: Talinaceae

(?) PLANTS National Database: Talinum paniculatum   FAMILY: Portulacaceae

(?) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Talinum paniculatum 070-02-002   FAMILY: Portulacaceae

 

Look for it - it's fairly commonly cultivated, locally escaped to disturbed areas & garden edges

Rare

Non-native: West Indies

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Menges' Fameflower, Large-flowered Fameflower, Menges' Rock-pink, Large-flowered Rock-pink

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Phemeranthus mengesii   FAMILY: Montiaceae

(?) INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Phemeranthus mengesii   FAMILY: Portulacaceae

 

Look for it in shallow soil over felsic rocks (granite) or sandstone (in GA), or Altamaha Grit (GA), where periodically wet by seepage

Uncommon in Piedmont, rare in Coastal Plain (rare in SC)

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Piedmont Rock-pink, Piedmont Fameflower

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Phemeranthus piedmontanus   FAMILY: Montiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Phemeranthus mengesii   FAMILY: Portulacaceae

 

Look for it in periodic seepage on mafic or ultramafic rocks

Rare

Native to North Carolina

 


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Common Name: Small's Portulaca, Small's Purslane

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Portulaca smallii   FAMILY: Portulacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Portulaca smallii   FAMILY: Portulacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Portulaca smallii 070-03-002   FAMILY: Portulacaceae

 

Look for it in thin soils on granitic and diabase flatrocks, sometimes locally spreading to adjacent fields, mowed areas, or other disturbed aeas

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Hairy Purslane, Kiss-me-quick, Pink Purslane

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Portulaca pilosa   FAMILY: Portulacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Portulaca pilosa   FAMILY: Portulacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Portulaca pilosa 070-03-003   FAMILY: Portulacaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed sandy soils

Uncommon

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Common Purslane, Garden Purslane, Pussley

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Portulaca oleracea   FAMILY: Portulacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Portulaca oleracea   FAMILY: Portulacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Portulaca oleracea 070-03-005   FAMILY: Portulacaceae

 

Look for it in gardens, disturbed areas, cracks in sidewalks

Common

Non-native: Asia (apparently)

 


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camera icon Common Name: Broadleaf Pink Purslane, Paraguayan Purslane

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Portulaca amilis   FAMILY: Portulacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Portulaca amilis   FAMILY: Portulacaceae

 

Look for it in sandy fields and other dry, sandy, disturbed habitats

Rare

Non-native: South America

 


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