Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon in GA Piedmont, rare elsewhere (an endemic)

Look for it on granitic flatrocks, outcrops of Altamaha grit, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette & opposite

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Usually bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5 sepals
5 petals
5-10 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Caryophyllales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Mononeuria uniflora   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Minuartia uniflora   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 071-11-004:
Arenaria uniflora   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

GREATER THAN Minuartia alabamensis

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Sabulina brevifolia

 

COMMON NAME:
Piedmont Sandwort


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image of Mononeuria uniflora

Keith Bradley    kab_m_uniflora_3505

March    Lancaster County    SC

Forty Acre Rock Heritage Preserve

Stems erect, stem leaves few & reduced in size upward, to 2-5(-7)mm long, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Mononeuria uniflora

JK Marlow    jkm130420_557

April    Pickens County    SC

M. alabamensis has been shown to be a self-pollinating form of M. uniflora, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Mononeuria uniflora

JK Marlow    jkm140426_632

April    Pickens County    SC

M. alabamensis

image of Mononeuria uniflora

JK Marlow    jkm140426_634b

April    Pickens County    SC

M. alabamensis, named on the basis of its tiny flowers, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Mononeuria uniflora

JK Marlow    jkm140426_635c

April    Pickens County    SC

M. alabamensis

image of Mononeuria uniflora

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_minuartia_uniflora

April        

Pedicels and sepals glabrous, petals 1-7mm long, per Weakley's Flora.