Geocarpon carolinianum (Walt.) E.E. Schilling

Locations ofGeocarpon carolinianum (Walt.) E.E. Schilling in Virginia

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Botanical Name
Geocarpon carolinianum (Walt.) E.E. Schilling
Common Name
Carolina Sandwort, Pine-barren Sandwort
Minuartia caroliniana (Walt.) Mattf.; Arenaria caroliniana Walter
Flora of Virginia Name/Status
Minuartia caroliniana (Walt.) Mattf.
Schilling et al's (2022) molecular study of the Mononeuria segregate of Caryophyllaceae (including traditional Minuartia) showed that it was polyphyletic. The two clades formed in analyis now represent the genera Geocarpon and Sabulina. The work suggests that "broader sampling of Sabulina and Geocarpon could lead to increased understanding of the timing and origins of occupation of calcareous glades and rock outcrop habitats in eastern North America."

Xeric sandhill woodland. Rare, Coastal Plain; known from a single historical collection, in Isle of Wight County.
Native Status

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