Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Wideleaf Bluestar, Blue Dogbane
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Amsonia tabernaemontana var. tabernaemontana
GREATER THAN PLANTS National Database: Amsonia tabernaemontana var. tabernaemontana
GREATER THAN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Amsonia tabernaemontana var. tabernaemontana 156-01-001
GREATER THAN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968) Amsonia tabernaemontana var. salicifolia

Flowers with 5 narrow spreading blue petals, in a crowded terminal cluster, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Sandhills Bluestar, Fringed Bluestar
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Amsonia ciliata
GREATER THAN PLANTS National Database: Amsonia ciliata var. ciliata
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Amsonia ciliata 156-01-002
GREATER THAN PLANTS National Database Amsonia ciliata var. tenuifolia

Flowers are hairy on the outside and borne in a terminal panicle, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.


range map need picture of flower of Amsonia illustris, Swamp Bluestar, Ozark Bluestar
speaker icon Common Name: Swamp Bluestar, Ozark Bluestar
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Amsonia illustris
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Amsonia illustris


range map need picture of flower of Amsonia ludoviciana, Louisiana Bluestar
speaker icon Common Name: Louisiana Bluestar
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Amsonia ludoviciana
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Amsonia ludoviciana


range map need picture of flower of Amsonia rigida, Stiff Bluestar, Pond Bluestar, Marsh Bluestar
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


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 (1968): Trachelospermum difforme 156-02-001
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Trachelospermum difforme

The petals form a tube with spreading lobes, straw-yellow to greenish-yellow, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.


camera icon Common Name: Confederate Jasmine, Star Jasmine
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Trachelospermum jasminoides
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trachelospermum jasminoides


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Indian-hemp, Hemp Dogbane, Marion's Weed
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Apocynum cannabinum
LESS THAN PLANTS National Database: Apocynum cannabinum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Apocynum cannabinum 156-03-001


Corolla white to greenish, urceolate, 3-5mm long, 2-3mm broad, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


range map need picture of flower of Apocynum Xfloribundum, Dogbane
Common Name: Dogbane
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Apocynum Xfloribundum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Apocynum Xfloribundum [androsaemifolium X cannabinum]
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Apocynum medium 156-03-002


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 (1968): Apocynum androsaemifolium 156-03-003


Nodding, bell-shaped flowers with 5 recurved lobes, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Common Periwinkle
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Vinca minor
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Vinca minor
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Vinca minor 156-04-001


Flowers 2-3cm across, per Weakley's Flora.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Bigleaf Periwinkle, Greater Periwinkle
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Vinca major
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Vinca major
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Vinca major 156-04-002


Flowers 3-5cm across, per Weakley's Flora.


camera icon Common Name: Rosy-periwinkle, Madagascar 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 (1968): Vinca rosea 156-04-003
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Catharanthus roseus

(The plant is the source of a powerful anti-leukemia drug) Flower >20mm across, per Weakley's Flora.


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

Flowers are showy, funnelform, bright yellow, to about 5cm wide, per Shrubs and Woody Vines of Florida by Gil Nelson.


range map need picture of flower of Nerium oleander, Oleander
camera icon Common Name: Oleander
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Nerium oleander
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Nerium oleander


map not available need picture of flower of Asclepias spp., Milkweed
Common Name: Milkweed
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Asclepias spp.
PLANTS National Database: Asclepias spp.
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Asclepias spp. 157-01-000


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 (1968): Asclepias incarnata ssp. pulchra 157-01-001b
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Asclepias pulchra

Corolla lobes reflexed; corona horns longer than corona hoods & incurved, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


camera icon Common Name: Smoothseed Milkweed, Swampforest Milkweed, Swamp Milkweed
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Asclepias perennis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Asclepias perennis
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Asclepias perennis 157-01-002


Stems conspicuously leafy. Flowers hoods have prominent protruding horns, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.


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 (1968): Asclepias verticillata 157-01-003


The petals turned downward, the upright hoods topped by protruding horns, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Butterfly Milkweed, Common 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 (1968): Asclepias tuberosa ssp. tuberosa 157-01-004a


Pollinator at work... Corolla lobes reflexed; corona horns shorter than hoods, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


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 (1968): Asclepias rubra 157-01-005
GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Asclepias rubra
GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Asclepias laurifolia

Strongly reflexed purplish-red/lavender corolla lobes & orange-tinged hoods, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Few-flower 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 (1968): Asclepias lanceolata 157-01-006
GREATER THAN Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952) Asclepias lanceolata var. paupercula

Corolla lobes reflexed, spreading; corona horns shorter than corona hoods, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


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 (1968): Asclepias exaltata 157-01-007


Corolla lobes reflexed; corona horns arching high, 1.5-2x long as corona hoods, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


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 (1968): Asclepias amplexicaulis 157-01-008


Corolla lobes reflexed; corona horns 1.5x long as hoods, arching [inward], per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


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


Corolla lobes reflexed; corona spreading, its horns shorter than its hoods, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


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 (1968): Asclepias syriaca 157-01-010


Corolla lobes reflexed; corona horns more or less equaling the hoods, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


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


The hoods are whitish, the petals ashy to pinkish-gray & strongly reflexed, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.


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 (1968): Asclepias variegata 157-01-012


The petals are flaring, the hoods sac-like, and the horns very short, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


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 (1968): Asclepias purpurascens 157-01-013


Petals down-curved, hoods erect, horns sharply pointed & shorter than hoods, per Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Georgia.


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 (1968): Asclepias michauxii 157-01-014


Blossoms have very visible horns, whereas those of A. longifolia lack horns. — Will Stuart


range map need picture of flower of Asclepias obovata, Pineland Milkweed, Green Milkweed
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 (1968): Asclepias obovata 157-01-016
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Asclepias obovata

range map need picture of flower of Asclepias cinerea, Carolina Milkweed, Walter's Milkweed
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 (1968): Asclepias cinerea 157-01-017


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 (1968): Asclepias longifolia 157-01-018
SYNONYMOUS WITH Taxonomy of Asclepias hirtella & A. longifolia (Apocynaceae) (Turner, 2009) Asclepias longifolia var. longifolia
(?) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Acerates floridana

Corolla lobes have rose tips; corona horns absent, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


camera icon Common Name: Barrens Milkweed
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Asclepias hirtella
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Asclepias hirtella
SYNONYMOUS WITH Taxonomy of Asclepias hirtella & A. longifolia (Apocynaceae) (Turner, 2009) Asclepias longifolia var. hirtella
SYNONYMOUS WITH A new combination in Asclepias. Phytologia (Farmer & Bell, 1985) Asclepias longifolia ssp. hirtella

Individual flowers on hairy stalks and without horns, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.


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 (1968): Asclepias viridiflora 157-01-019


Corolla lobes strongly reflexed; hoods long, narrow & erect; horns absent, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


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 (1968): Asclepias pedicellata 157-01-020


Flowers erect, borne in 2-8 flowered umbels at the tip of a 1/4-1/2" stalk, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.


range map need picture of flower of Asclepias connivens, Largeflower Milkweed
Common Name: Largeflower Milkweed
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Asclepias connivens
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Asclepias connivens


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
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Asclepiodora viridis

The petals are green and spreading (not reflexed); the hood is purple, per All About South Carolina Wildflowers.


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 (1968): Cynanchum laeve 157-02-001
SYNONYMOUS WITH Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida (Wunderlin & Hansen, 2003) Ampelamus laevis
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Gonolobus laevis

Stalked clusters of small flowers in axils. Petals erect, spreading slightly, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


camera icon Common Name: Swallow-wort, Sand-vine
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Seutera angustifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cynanchum angustifolium
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Cynanchum palustre 157-02-002
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Lyonia palustris
SYNONYMOUS WITH Clarifications, new... combinations in American Cynanchinae (Liede & Meve, 1997) Funastrum angustifolium

Calyx lobes lanceolate. Corolla deeply lobed, greenish-white &/or rose-tinged, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


range map need picture of flower of Orthosia scoparia, Leafless Swallow-wort, Cynanchum
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 (1968): Cynanchum scoparium 157-02-003
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Amphistelma scoparia

range map need picture of flower of Vincetoxicum nigrum, Black Swallow-wort, Dog-Strangling Vine
Common Name: Black Swallow-wort, Dog-Strangling Vine
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Vincetoxicum nigrum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cynanchum louiseae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952) Cynanchum nigrum

camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Eastern Anglepod
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Gonolobus suberosus var. suberosus
LESS THAN PLANTS National Database: Matelea gonocarpos
GREATER THAN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Matelea gonocarpa 157-03-001 & 2
GREATER THAN Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952) Gonolobus gonocarpos
GREATER THAN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas Matelea suberosa

Stem mostly hairy; 5 spreading petals yellowish at tip, deep purple at base, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.


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 (1968): Matelea obliqua 157-03-003
SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952) Gonolobus obliquus
GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Odontostephana shortii

Corolla lobes (3.2-) 4.0-6.2x as long as wide, the widest part at the sinus, per Weakley's Flora.


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 (1968): Matelea decipiens 157-03-004
SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952) Gonolobus decipiens

Corolla lobes are 3-4x as long as wide, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Carolina Spinypod, Climbing Milkweed, Climbing Milkvine
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Matelea carolinensis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Matelea carolinensis
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Matelea carolinensis 157-03-005
SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952) Gonolobus carolinensis

Corolla lobes are ovate-rounded & 2-2.5x as long as wide, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.


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


NC/SC specimens similar to M carolinensis except for color and distribution, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


range map need picture of flower of Periploca graeca, Silkvine
Common Name: Silkvine
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Periploca graeca
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Periploca graeca
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Periploca graeca 157-XX


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