Geocarpon minimum NatureServe Explorer Species Reports — NatureServe Explorer is a source for authoritative conservation information on more than 50,000 plants, animals and ecological communtities of the U.S and Canada. NatureServe Explorer provides in-depth information on rare and endangered species, but includes common plants and animals too. NatureServe Explorer is a product of NatureServe in collaboration with the Natural Heritage Network.
ITIS Reports — ITIS (the Integrated Taxonomic Information System) is a source for authoritative taxonomic information on plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.
FWS Digital Media Library — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Digital Library is a searchable collection of selected images, historical artifacts, audio clips, publications, and video.Geocarpon minimum, is an inconspicuous, succulent annual, ranging from 0.4-1.6 in (1-4 cm) in height. Stems are simple or branching near the base, rising from a slender taproot. The opposite leaves are narrowly oblong, and only about 0.2 in (4 mm) long. Tiny flowers attached at the leaf have a greenish-red calyx. The fruit capsule breaks into three parts at maturity, releasing numerous seeds. Plants are dull gray when young and turn reddish-purple at maturity. A total of 15 viable populations, representing the diversity of habitats and geographic range of the species, are protected as necessary to ensure their continued existence; 2.