OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

Your search found 21 taxa in the family Saxifragaceae, Saxifrage family, as understood by PLANTS National Database.

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Kidneyleaf Grass-of-Parnassus, Appalachian Grass-of-Parnassus, Brook Parnassia, Appalachian Parnassia

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Parnassia asarifolia   FAMILY: Parnassiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Parnassia asarifolia   FAMILY: Saxifragaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Parnassia asarifolia 094-06-001   FAMILY: Saxifragaceae

 

Habitat: Bogs, sphagnous seeps, brookbanks, generally in more acidic habitats than P. grandifolia, up to elevations over 1800 m

Uncommon in GA & NC Mountains, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Carolina Grass-of-Parnassus, Savanna Parnassia, Eyebright

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Parnassia caroliniana   FAMILY: Parnassiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Parnassia caroliniana   FAMILY: Saxifragaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Parnassia caroliniana 094-06-002   FAMILY: Saxifragaceae

 

Habitat: Wet longleaf pine, pond pine, or pond cypress savannas (especially but not strictly where shallowly underlain by coquina limestone), sandhill seepage bogs

Rare

Native to the Carolinas

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Bigleaf Grass-of-Parnassus, Limeseep Parnassia

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Parnassia grandifolia   FAMILY: Parnassiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Parnassia grandifolia   FAMILY: Saxifragaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Parnassia grandifolia 094-06-003   FAMILY: Saxifragaceae

 

Habitat: Fens, gravelly seepages, pineland seepage bogs and ecotones, primarily or solely over calcareous, mafic, or ultramafic rocks, in the outer Coastal Plain in seepage over marl on nearly vertical river bluffs on the Cape Fear River (NC) and in pineland seepage bogs

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Appalachian False Goatsbeard

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Astilbe biternata   FAMILY: Saxifragaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Astilbe biternata   FAMILY: Saxifragaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Astilbe biternata 094-07-001   FAMILY: Saxifragaceae

 

Habitat: Cove forests, seepage slopes, boulderfield forests

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Golden-saxifrage, Water-carpet, Water-mat

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Chrysosplenium americanum   FAMILY: Saxifragaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Chrysosplenium americanum   FAMILY: Saxifragaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Chrysosplenium americanum 094-08-001   FAMILY: Saxifragaceae

 

Habitat: In shaded, rocky, gravelly, and/or mossy seeps and seepage swamps

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Two-leaved Miterwort, Bishop's Cap

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Mitella diphylla   FAMILY: Saxifragaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Mitella diphylla   FAMILY: Saxifragaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Mitella diphylla 094-10-001   FAMILY: Saxifragaceae

 

Habitat: Mesic, rocky forests, rocky seeps, and seepage swamps, especially over mafic or calcareous rocks

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Mapleleaf Alumroot, Hairy Alumroot, Rock Alumroot, Crag-jangle

Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Heuchera villosa   FAMILY: Saxifragaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Heuchera villosa var. villosa   FAMILY: Saxifragaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Heuchera villosa 094-11-001   FAMILY: Saxifragaceae

 

Habitat: In crevices of rock outcrops, or in thin soil over boulders, a characteristic component of the flora of high elevation cliffs and summits (to at least 1920 m), not particular about the rock type, occurring on a wide range of rock types in our area, including felsic gneisses and schists, mafic gneisses, granites, quartzites, and others, probably the most acidophilic of our taxa of Heuchera

Common (rare in GA-SC Piedmont), primarily endemic to the Southern Appalachians

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Littleflower Alumroot, Cave Alumroot, Cumberland Grotto Alumroot, Small-flower Alumroot

Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Heuchera parviflora var. parviflora   FAMILY: Saxifragaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Heuchera parviflora var. parviflora   FAMILY: Saxifragaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Heuchera parviflora 094-11-002   FAMILY: Saxifragaceae

 

Habitat: Shaded cliff bases, usually under overhangs, on grotto floors, behind waterfalls where humidity is high but not in the spray zone, in rockhouses of the Cumberland Plateau, nearly always in deeply shaded situations where little or no direct sunlight falls

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: American Alumroot

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Heuchera americana   FAMILY: Saxifragaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Heuchera americana var. americana   FAMILY: Saxifragaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Heuchera americana 094-11-003   FAMILY: Saxifragaceae

 

Habitat: Rocky forests, rock outcrops, particularly where soils are subacidic to circumneutral

Common (uncommon to rare in Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Purple Alumroot, Hispid Alumroot

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Heuchera hispida   FAMILY: Saxifragaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Heuchera americana var. hispida   FAMILY: Saxifragaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Heuchera americana 094-11-003?   FAMILY: Saxifragaceae

 

Habitat: Calcareous rocky forests, rock outcrops, particularly where soils are subacidic to circumneutral

Rare

Native to North Carolina

 


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Common Name: Carolina Alumroot

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Heuchera caroliniana   FAMILY: Saxifragaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Heuchera caroliniana   FAMILY: Saxifragaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Heuchera americana 094-11-003?   FAMILY: Saxifragaceae

 

Habitat: Rocky forests, rock outcrops, particularly where soils are subacidic to circumneutral, replacing H. americana in much of the upper Piedmont

Uncommon in Piedmont, rare in Mountains

Native to the Carolinas

 


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camera icon Common Name: Marbled Alumroot, Downy Alumroot

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Heuchera pubescens   FAMILY: Saxifragaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Heuchera pubescens   FAMILY: Saxifragaceae

 

Habitat: Rocky forests, rock outcrops, particularly where soils are subacidic or circumneutral

Rare (an endemic)

Native to the Carolinas

 


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Common Name: Mapleleaf Alumroot, longflower alumroot

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Heuchera aceroides   FAMILY: Saxifragaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Heuchera longiflora   FAMILY: Saxifragaceae

(?) SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Heuchera longiflora var. aceroides 094-11-005?   FAMILY: Saxifragaceae

 

Habitat: Shaded calcareous or basic cliffs

Rare (an endemic)

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Heartleaf Foamflower

Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Tiarella cordifolia   FAMILY: Saxifragaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Tiarella cordifolia   FAMILY: Saxifragaceae

INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Tiarella cordifolia var. cordifolia 094-12-001a   FAMILY: Saxifragaceae

 

Habitat: Moist forests, cove forests, rock outcrops, well-drained bottomland forests

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Brook-saxifrage, Eastern Boykinia, Allegheny Brookfoam, Aconite-saxifrage

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Boykinia aconitifolia   FAMILY: Saxifragaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Boykinia aconitifolia   FAMILY: Saxifragaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Boykinia aconitifolia 094-13-001   FAMILY: Saxifragaceae

 

Habitat: Streambanks, riverbanks, in crevices in spray cliffs around waterfalls, seepages

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Michaux's Saxifrage, Cliff Saxifrage

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Micranthes petiolaris var. petiolaris   FAMILY: Saxifragaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Saxifraga michauxii   FAMILY: Saxifragaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Saxifraga michauxii 094-14-001   FAMILY: Saxifragaceae

 

Habitat: Rock outcrops, especially in seasonal seepage, at low to high elevations in the Southern and Central Appalachians

Common, endemic to the Southern Appalachians

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Escarpment Saxifrage, Shealy's Saxifrage

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Micranthes petiolaris var. shealyi   FAMILY: Saxifragaceae

(?) INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Saxifraga michauxii   FAMILY: Saxifragaceae

(?) INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Saxifraga michauxii 094-14-001?   FAMILY: Saxifragaceae

 

Habitat: In moist seepage over rock, at low elevations (2000-3000 feet)

Rare, endemic to SC's Pickens County, so far as is known

Native to South & possibly North Carolina

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Early Saxifrage

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Micranthes virginiensis   FAMILY: Saxifragaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Saxifraga virginiensis var. virginiensis   FAMILY: Saxifragaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Saxifraga virginiensis 094-14-003   FAMILY: Saxifragaceae

 

Habitat: Rock outcrops, moist alluvial and slope forests, streambanks, riverbanks

Common (rare in Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Brook Lettuce, Mountain Lettuce, Branch Lettuce, Lettuceleaf Saxifrage

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Micranthes micranthidifolia   FAMILY: Saxifragaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Saxifraga micranthidifolia   FAMILY: Saxifragaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Saxifraga micranthidifolia 094-14-004   FAMILY: Saxifragaceae

 

Habitat: Wet soils of seepages, in the beds of high elevation brooks, brookbanks; rocky seepages

Common in NC Mountains, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Carey's Saxifrage

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Micranthes careyana   FAMILY: Saxifragaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Saxifraga careyana   FAMILY: Saxifragaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Saxifraga careyana 094-14-005   FAMILY: Saxifragaceae

 

Habitat: Moist rock outcrops and cliffs, rocks along seeps or brooks, often under overhangs, often in moist soil at the base of a vertical or overhanging rock outcrop

Uncommon in NC Mountains, rare elsewhere

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Carolina Saxifrage

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Micranthes caroliniana   FAMILY: Saxifragaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Saxifraga caroliniana   FAMILY: Saxifragaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Saxifraga caroliniana 094-14-006   FAMILY: Saxifragaceae

 

Habitat: Moist rock outcrops and cliffs, often under overhangs, often in moist soil at the base of a vertical or overhanging rock outcrop

Rare, endemic to the Southern Appalachians

Native to North Carolina

 


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