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Lindernia saxicola M.A. Curtis. Riverbank Pimpernel. Phen: Mar-Jun (-Oct). Hab: On river-scoured siliceous rocks. Dist: Sw. NC south to n. AL.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Taxonomy Comments: L. saxicola has been considered to be merely a form of L. monticola, the leafy stems the result of the basal leaves being covered by silt deposited by floodwaters (Qualls 1984; Lewis 2000); this needs additional study.

Synonymy: = RAB, W, Pennell (1935), Qualls (1984); = Ilysanthes saxicola (M.A.Curtis) Chapm. – S; < Lindernia monticola Muhl. ex Nutt. – Fl6, FNA17, K1, K3, K4, WH3, Fischer, Schäferhoff, & Müller (2013), Lewis (2000)

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: OBL (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)

Heliophily: 8

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