OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

Your search found 11 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: (4/24/22) Claytonia virginica var. virginica   FAMILY: Montiaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Claytonia virginica var. virginica   FAMILY: Portulacaceae

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

 

Habitat: Moist forests, lawns

Common in Mountains & Piedmont (uncommon in NC Coastal Plain, rare in Coastal Plain of GA & SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Carolina Spring-beauty

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Claytonia caroliniana   FAMILY: Montiaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Claytonia caroliniana var. caroliniana   FAMILY: Portulacaceae

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

 

Habitat: Moist forests, especially northern hardwood forests and cove forests at moderate to high elevations

Common in NC Mountains, rare in GA

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Narrow-leaved Montia, Narrowleaf Miner's-lettuce

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Montia linearis   FAMILY: Montiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Montia linearis   FAMILY: Portulacaceae

 

Habitat: Lawns, disturbed areas

Waif(s)

Native: western North America

 


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

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) 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

 

Habitat: In shallow soil over felsic or mafic rocks (granite, gneiss, schist, granite, diabase, greenstone, metabasalt, sandstone, Altamaha grit), especially 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, Pink Baby’s-breath

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Talinum paniculatum   FAMILY: Talinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Talinum paniculatum   FAMILY: Portulacaceae

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

 

Habitat: Fairly commonly cultivated, locally escaped to disturbed areas and 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: (4/24/22) Phemeranthus mengesii   FAMILY: Montiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Phemeranthus mengesii   FAMILY: Portulacaceae

 

Habitat: In shallow soil over felsic rocks (granite) or sandstone (in GA and AL), or Altamaha Grit (GA), where periodically wet by seepage; rare (locally common in GA)

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: (4/24/22) Phemeranthus piedmontanus   FAMILY: Montiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Phemeranthus mengesii   FAMILY: Portulacaceae

 

Habitat: 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: (4/24/22) 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

 

Habitat: In thin soils on granitic and diabase flatrocks, sometimes locally spreading to adjacent fields, mowed areas, or other disturbed areas

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) 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

 

Habitat: Disturbed sandy soils, calcareous glades

Common in Coastal Plain, uncommon in Piedmont

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Portulaca oleracea   FAMILY: Portulacaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Portulaca oleracea   FAMILY: Portulacaceae

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

 

Habitat: Gardens, disturbed areas, cracks in sidewalks; partly native in our area (different genotypes, sometimes treated as varieties, subspecies, or species, appear to have different areas of origin but are now widely distributed by introduction)

Common

Partly native and partly introduced

 


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camera icon Common Name: Broadleaf Pink Purslane, Paraguayan Purslane

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Portulaca amilis   FAMILY: Portulacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Portulaca amilis   FAMILY: Portulacaceae

 

Habitat: Sandy fields, lawns, and other dry, sandy, disturbed habitats

Uncommon in Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

Non-native: South America

 


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