Native & Naturalized Plants 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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