Pyxidanthera barbulata Michaux var. barbulata . Phen: Mar-Apr; May-Jun. Hab: Pine savannas, pine flatwoods, pocosin margins, edges of sandhill seepage bogs, primarily in mesic to hydric sites, in wet sands and peaty sands, occasionally extending to submesic sands, but generally with a permanently or seasonally high water table, often with Sphagnum. Dist: NY (Long Island) south to NJ, and from se. VA south to n. SC.
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Taxonomy Comments: In the Fall-line Sandhills, where its range overlaps P. barbulata var. brevifolia, P. barbulata var. barbulata is limited to seepage areas or pocosin ecotones, while P. brevifolia occurs in xeric situations far upslope.
Synonymy: = RAB, Va; = Pyxidanthera barbulata Michx. – C, F, FNA8, G, GW2, K1, K3, K4, NY, S; < Pyxidanthera barbulata Michx. – Primack & Wyatt (1975), Scott & Day (1983)