OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Micranthes caroliniana   FAMILY Saxifragaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Saxifraga caroliniana   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Micranthes caroliniana

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 094-14-006:
Saxifraga caroliniana   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Micranthes caroliniana

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Micranthes tennesseensis

 

COMMON NAME:
Carolina Saxifrage


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image of Micranthes caroliniana, Carolina Saxifrage

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_mica11_001_lvd

        

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Micranthes caroliniana   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Saxifraga caroliniana   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Micranthes caroliniana

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 094-14-006:
Saxifraga caroliniana   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Micranthes caroliniana

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Micranthes tennesseensis

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2927

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina

Rare, endemic to the Southern Appalachians

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

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal (rarely any stem leaves)

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Whitish
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx with short campanulate tube
5 petals
10 exserted stamens

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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