OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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) 094-08-001:
Chrysosplenium americanum   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Golden-saxifrage, Water-carpet, Water-mat


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image of Chrysosplenium americanum, Golden-saxifrage, Water-carpet, Water-mat

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_cham2_001_lvd

        

image of Chrysosplenium americanum, Golden-saxifrage, Water-carpet, Water-mat

JK Marlow    jkm140418_348

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Leaves opposite, to 0.6" long, widely spaced on a stem that forks often, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

image of Chrysosplenium americanum, Golden-saxifrage, Water-carpet, Water-mat

JK Marlow    jkm160422_019

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Chrysosplenium americanum, Golden-saxifrage, Water-carpet, Water-mat

JK Marlow    jkm170413_576

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Chrysosplenium americanum, Golden-saxifrage, Water-carpet, Water-mat

Keith Bradley    kab_c_americanum_1660

April    Haywood County    NC

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Chrysosplenium americanum, Golden-saxifrage, Water-carpet, Water-mat

Steve Marlow    snm140418_321

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Several short stamens growing from a ring-shaped reddish disk, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

 

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) 094-08-001:
Chrysosplenium americanum   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

 

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324

Forb
Annual/Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon in NC-SC, rare in GA

Look for it in shallow seepage in shade, per Weakley's Flora

map
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shade ...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellowish-green
4-lobed calyx
Petals absent
4-8 stamens

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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