Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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Your search found 47 taxa.

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

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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
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Amsonia tabernaemontana var. tabernaemontana
INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Amsonia tabernaemontana var. tabernaemontana 156-01-001

 

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
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Amsonia ciliata var. ciliata
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Amsonia ciliata 156-01-002

 

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
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Amsonia illustris

 

Native: south central US

 


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

 

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
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Amsonia rigida

 

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
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trachelospermum difforme
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Trachelospermum difforme 156-02-001

 

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
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trachelospermum jasminoides

 

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
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Apocynum cannabinum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Apocynum cannabinum 156-03-001

 

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
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Apocynum ×floribundum [androsaemifolium × cannabinum]
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Apocynum medium 156-03-002

 

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
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Apocynum androsaemifolium
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Apocynum androsaemifolium 156-03-003

 

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
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Vinca minor
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Vinca minor 156-04-001

 

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
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Vinca major
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Vinca major 156-04-002

 

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
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Catharanthus roseus
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Vinca rosea 156-04-003

 

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) -
PLANTS National Database: Pentalinon luteum

 

Native: Florida

 


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

 

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

Non-native: Mediterranean Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Eastern Swamp Milkweed
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Asclepias incarnata var. pulchra
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Asclepias incarnata ssp. pulchra
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Asclepias incarnata ssp. pulchra 157-01-001b

 

Look for it in marshes, bogs, swamps

Common (rare in GA, uncommon in SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Swamp Milkweed, Swampforest Milkweed, Swamp White Milkweed, Aquatic Milkweed
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Asclepias perennis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Asclepias perennis
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Asclepias perennis 157-01-002

 

Look for it in cypress-gum swamps, bottomland hardwood forests, marshes

Common in GA-SC Coastal Plain (rare in NC))

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Whorled Milkweed, Narrowleaf Milkweed
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Asclepias verticillata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Asclepias verticillata
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Asclepias verticillata 157-01-003

 

Look for it in barrens, thin soils of rock outcrops (esp mafic rocks), thin woodlands, sandhills

Uncommon

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Butterfly Milkweed, Butterflyweed, Pleurisy Root, Wind Root
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Asclepias tuberosa var. tuberosa
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Asclepias tuberosa ssp. tuberosa
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Asclepias tuberosa ssp. tuberosa 157-01-004a

 

Look for it in woodland margins, roadsides, pastures

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Purple Savanna Milkweed, Red Milkweed, Bog Milkweed
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Asclepias rubra
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Asclepias rubra
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Asclepias rubra 157-01-005

 

Look for it in pocosin ecotones, wet pine savannas, sandhill seeps, seepage swamps

Uncommon in Coastal Plain of NC-SC, rare elsewhere

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Fewflower Milkweed, Red Milkweed
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Asclepias lanceolata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Asclepias lanceolata
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Asclepias lanceolata 157-01-006

 

Look for it in swamps, fresh to slightly brackish marshes, wet pine savannas

Common in GA-SC Coastal Plain (uncommon or rare elsewhere)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Poke Milkweed, Tall Milkweed
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Asclepias exaltata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Asclepias exaltata
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Asclepias exaltata 157-01-007

 

Look for it in moist forests, slopes, & forest margins

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Clasping Milkweed, Blunt-leaved Milkweed, Wavyleaf Milkweed
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Asclepias amplexicaulis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Asclepias amplexicaulis
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Asclepias amplexicaulis 157-01-008

 

Look for it in sandhills, other dry woodlands of various types

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Fourleaf Milkweed
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Asclepias quadrifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Asclepias quadrifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Asclepias quadrifolia 157-01-009

 

Look for it in moist to dryish forests & forest margins, most common on mafic & calcareous substrates

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Common Milkweed
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Asclepias syriaca
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Asclepias syriaca
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Asclepias syriaca 157-01-010

 

Look for it in pastures, roadsides, disturbed areas

Common (rare in Coastal Plain of NC) (rare in SC)

Native to the Carolinas

 


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camera icon Common Name: Pinewoods Milkweed, Fleshy Milkweed
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Asclepias humistrata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Asclepias humistrata
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Asclepias humistrata 157-01-011

 

Look for it in sandhills

Common in Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: White Milkweed, Red-ring Milkweed
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Asclepias variegata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Asclepias variegata
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Asclepias variegata 157-01-012

 

Look for it in upland forests & woodlands

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Purple Milkweed
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Asclepias purpurascens
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Asclepias purpurascens
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Asclepias purpurascens 157-01-013

 

Look for it in openings in moist bottomlands & swamp forests, perhaps mostly on soils derived from mafic soils

Uncommon (rare in GA & NC)

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Michaux's Milkweed
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Asclepias michauxii
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Asclepias michauxii
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Asclepias michauxii 157-01-014

 

Look for it in pine savannas [dry pinelands of the Coastal Plain]

Common (uncommon in SC)

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Pineland Milkweed, Green Milkweed
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Asclepias obovata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Asclepias obovata
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Asclepias obovata 157-01-016

 

Look for it in sandhills

Uncommon

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Carolina Milkweed, Walter's Milkweed
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Asclepias cinerea
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Asclepias cinerea
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Asclepias cinerea 157-01-017

 

Look for it in pine savannas

Common in GA, rare in SC

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Longleaf Milkweed, Savanna Milkweed
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Asclepias longifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Asclepias longifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Asclepias longifolia 157-01-018

 

Look for it in wet pine savannas

Common (rare in NC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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

 

Look for it in limestone glades, prairies

Rare

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Green Milkweed
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Asclepias viridiflora
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Asclepias viridiflora
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Asclepias viridiflora 157-01-019

 

Look for it in open woodlands, woodland edges, barrens, glades, esp over mafic or calcareous rocks, and also in disturbed areas

Uncommon (rare in Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Stalked Milkweed, Savanna Milkweed
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Asclepias pedicellata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Asclepias pedicellata
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Asclepias pedicellata 157-01-020

 

Look for it in dry pine savannas

Rare in GA-NC-SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Largeflower Milkweed
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Asclepias connivens
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Asclepias connivens

 

Look for it in wet pine flatwoods

Common (rare in SC)

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Green Antelope-horn, Spider Milkweed, Green Milkweed
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Asclepias viridis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Asclepias viridis

 

Look for it in prairies, dry woodlands, calcareous hammocks

Rare

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Bluevine, Sandvine, Honeyvine
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Cynanchum laeve
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cynanchum laeve
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cynanchum laeve 157-02-001

 

Look for it in bottomlands and disturbed areas

Uncommon

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Swallow-wort, Sand-vine, Gulf Coast Swallow-wort
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Pattalias palustre
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cynanchum angustifolium
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cynanchum palustre 157-02-002

 

Look for it on coastal hammocks, edges of marshes, generally or always on barrier islands

Common (uncommon in NC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Leafless Swallow-wort, Cynanchum
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Orthosia scoparia
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cynanchum scoparium
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cynanchum scoparium 157-02-003

 

Look for it in coastal hammocks

Rare

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Black Swallow-wort, Dog-Strangling Vine
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Vincetoxicum nigrum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cynanchum louiseae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas. It is reported for many states in the northeast US, south to MD, KY, TN

Non-native: Mediterranean Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Eastern Anglepod
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Gonolobus suberosus var. suberosus
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Matelea gonocarpos
INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Matelea gonocarpa 157-03-001 & 2

 

Look for it in mesic to wet forests and thickets

Common in NC-SC Piedmont & SC Coastal Plain, rare in SC Mtns, uncommon elsewhere

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Northern Spinypod, Limerock Milkvine, Climbing Milkvine
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Matelea obliqua
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Matelea obliqua
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Matelea obliqua 157-03-003

 

Look for it in forests, woodlands, or thickets over calcareous rocks

Rare

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Deceptive Spinypod
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Matelea decipiens
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Matelea decipiens
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Matelea decipiens 157-03-004

 

Look for it in woodlands & thickets, generally over mafic (in Piedmont) or calcareous rocks (in Coastal Plain)

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Carolina Spinypod, Climbing Milkweed, Climbing Milkvine, Maroon Carolina Milkvine
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Matelea carolinensis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Matelea carolinensis
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Matelea carolinensis 157-03-005

 

Look for it in moist to dry, nutrient-rich forests

Common in Piedmont & GA Mountains (rare elesewhere in GA-NC-SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Yellow Spinypod, Yellow Carolina Milkvine
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Matelea flavidula
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Matelea flavidula
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Matelea flavidula 157-03-006

 

Look for it in moist nutrient-rich forests

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Silkvine
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Periploca graeca
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Periploca graeca
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Periploca graeca 157-XX

 

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

Waif(s)

Non-native: Mediterranean Europe

 


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