OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Geocarpon carolinianum   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Minuartia caroliniana   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)

Mononeuria caroliniana

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 5 (2005)

Minuartia caroliniana

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 071-11-001:

Arenaria caroliniana   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)

Sabulina caroliniana

 

COMMON NAME:
Carolina Sandwort, Longroot, Pine-barren Sandwort


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image of Geocarpon carolinianum, Carolina Sandwort, Longroot, Pine-barren Sandwort

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_arca31_001_lvd

        

image of Geocarpon carolinianum, Carolina Sandwort, Longroot, Pine-barren Sandwort

JK Marlow    jkm130406_840

April    Richmond County    GA

Fort Gordon

Sepals obtuse at the tip, per Weakley's Flora (2015).

image of Geocarpon carolinianum, Carolina Sandwort, Longroot, Pine-barren Sandwort

JK Marlow    jkm130406_842

April    Richmond County    GA

Fort Gordon

image of Geocarpon carolinianum, Carolina Sandwort, Longroot, Pine-barren Sandwort

Alan S. Weakley    asw_1322382488624227

May    Cumberland County    NC

Carvers Creek State Park

This is very long-lived perennial, with a cordlike taproot to a meter or more long. — Alan Weakley

image of Geocarpon carolinianum, Carolina Sandwort, Longroot, Pine-barren Sandwort

Alan S. Weakley    asw_770874787903008

May    Cumberland County    NC

Carvers Creek State Park

Each flowering stem seemingly terminated by a small white 1/2" flower, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers (Nelson, 2006).

image of Geocarpon carolinianum, Carolina Sandwort, Longroot, Pine-barren Sandwort

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmmcarolina_sumter

June    Sumter County    SC

Lvs less than 1/2" long, ~ 1/16" wide, overlapping each other at stem base, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers (Nelson, 2006).

image of Geocarpon carolinianum, Carolina Sandwort, Longroot, Pine-barren Sandwort

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmm_caroliniana

Month Unknown        

A dense basal cushion of decumbent to prostrate stems from a single taproot, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States (Duncan & Duncan, 1999).

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Geocarpon carolinianum   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Minuartia caroliniana   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Mononeuria caroliniana

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 5
Minuartia caroliniana

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 071-11-001:
Arenaria caroliniana   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Sabulina caroliniana

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2564

Forb
Short-lived perennial

Habitat: Deep white sands of barren longleaf pine sandhills, sand barrens, other dry sandy habitats, as in the NJ Pine barrens, per Weakley's Flora

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Uncommon

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
Radially symmetrical
5 sepals
5 petals
10 stamens, of 2 lengths
Superior ovary
Usually bisexual

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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