Micranthes careyana (A. Gray) Small. Section: Micranthes. Phen: May-Jun. Hab: Moist rock outcrops and cliffs, rocks along seeps or brooks, often under overhangs, often in moist soil at the base of a vertical or overhanging rock outcrop. Dist: A Southern Appalachian endemic: (s. WV?), e. TN and nw. NC south to sw. NC, ne. GA, and se. TN.
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Taxonomy Comments: Lanning (2009) and Lanning & Mathews (2019) clarified the taxonomy of the M. careyana / caroliniana complex through molecular and morphological study.
Synonymy: = FNA8, K3, K4, S, Tn, Va, Brouillet & Gornall (2007), Lanning & Mathews (2019), Tkach, Röser, & Hoffmann (2015); = Saxifraga careyana A.Gray – C, F, G, GW2, K1, RAB, W