Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 16 taxa in the family Apocynaceae, Dogbane family, as understood by Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Eastern Bluestar, Blue Dogbane, Wideleaf Bluestar
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Amsonia tabernaemontana var. tabernaemontana   FAMILY: Apocynaceae
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Amsonia tabernaemontana var. tabernaemontana   FAMILY: Apocynaceae
INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Amsonia tabernaemontana var. tabernaemontana 156-01-001   FAMILY: Apocynaceae

 

Look for it in floodplain forests, moist, rich slope forests

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Sandhills Bluestar, Fringed Bluestar
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Amsonia ciliata   FAMILY: Apocynaceae
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Amsonia ciliata var. ciliata   FAMILY: Apocynaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Amsonia ciliata 156-01-002   FAMILY: Apocynaceae

 

Look for it in sandhills

Common in GA-SC Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere in our area)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Swamp Bluestar, Ozark Bluestar
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Amsonia illustris   FAMILY: Apocynaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Amsonia illustris   FAMILY: Apocynaceae

 

Native: south central US

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Louisiana Bluestar
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Amsonia ludoviciana   FAMILY: Apocynaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Amsonia ludoviciana   FAMILY: Apocynaceae

 

Look for it in open woodlands around outcrops of Lithonia granitic gneiss {other habitats}

Rare, endemic to GA, MS, LA

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Stiff Bluestar, Pond Bluestar, Marsh Bluestar
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Amsonia rigida   FAMILY: Apocynaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Amsonia rigida   FAMILY: Apocynaceae

 

Look for it in seasonally flooded depression wetlands and moist pinelands

Uncommon in GA

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Climbing Dogbane
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Thyrsanthella difformis   FAMILY: Apocynaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trachelospermum difforme   FAMILY: Apocynaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Trachelospermum difforme 156-02-001   FAMILY: Apocynaceae

 

Look for it in bottomlands, swamp forests, marshes, upland forests and woodlands

Common (rare in Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Confederate Jasmine, Star Jasmine
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Trachelospermum jasminoides   FAMILY: Apocynaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trachelospermum jasminoides   FAMILY: Apocynaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas. It is cultivated and sometimes persistent or spreading

Waif(s)

Non-native: southeast Asia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Indian-hemp, Hemp Dogbane, Marion's Weed
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Apocynum cannabinum   FAMILY: Apocynaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Apocynum cannabinum   FAMILY: Apocynaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Apocynum cannabinum 156-03-001   FAMILY: Apocynaceae

 

Look for it in forests, woodlands, roadsides, pastures

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Intermediate Dogbane
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Apocynum medium   FAMILY: Apocynaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Apocynum ×floribundum [androsaemifolium × cannabinum]   FAMILY: Apocynaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Apocynum medium 156-03-002   FAMILY: Apocynaceae

 

Look for it in forests, woodlands, roadsides, pastures

Rare

Native to the Carolinas

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Spreading Dogbane
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Apocynum androsaemifolium   FAMILY: Apocynaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Apocynum androsaemifolium   FAMILY: Apocynaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Apocynum androsaemifolium 156-03-003   FAMILY: Apocynaceae

 

Look for it in forests, woodlands, roadsides, pastures

Common

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Common Periwinkle
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Vinca minor   FAMILY: Apocynaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Vinca minor   FAMILY: Apocynaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Vinca minor 156-04-001   FAMILY: Apocynaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas, around old house sites and esp old cemeteries

Common (persistent and spreading from cultivation)

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Bigleaf Periwinkle, Greater Periwinkle
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Vinca major   FAMILY: Apocynaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Vinca major   FAMILY: Apocynaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Vinca major 156-04-002   FAMILY: Apocynaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas, suburban woodlands, around old house sites

Uncommon (persistent & spreading from cultivation)

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon Common Name: Madagascar Periwinkle, Rosy-periwinkle, Cayenne Jasmine
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Catharanthus roseus   FAMILY: Apocynaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Catharanthus roseus   FAMILY: Apocynaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Vinca rosea 156-04-003   FAMILY: Apocynaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas. It is persistent after cultivation or as a waif or "throwout" after cultivation

Rare

Non-native: Madagascar (now a pantropical weed)

 


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camera icon Common Name: hammock viper's-tail, Wild Allamanda
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) -   FAMILY: Apocynaceae
PLANTS National Database: Pentalinon luteum   FAMILY: Apocynaceae

 

Native: Florida

 


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camera icon Common Name: Oleander
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Nerium oleander   FAMILY: Apocynaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Nerium oleander   FAMILY: Apocynaceae

 

Rare, frequently cultivated, esp on barrier islands, sometimes persistent

Non-native: Mediterranean Europe

 


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camera icon Common Name: Barrens Milkweed
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Asclepias hirtella   FAMILY: Apocynaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Asclepias hirtella   FAMILY: Asclepiadaceae

 

Look for it in limestone glades, prairies

Rare

Native to Georgia

 


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