Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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Your search found 31 taxa.

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

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camera icon Common Name: Carolina Ponyfoot
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Dichondra carolinensis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Dichondra carolinensis
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Dichondra carolinensis 158-02-001

 

Look for it in lawns, on roadisdes, moist pinelands (rarely seen in a "natural" habitat, but often seen in lawns and other mowed grassy areas)

Common (rare in NC Piedmont)

Native to the Coastal Plain of the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Pickering's Dawnflower, Pickering's Morning Glory
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Stylisma pickeringii var. pickeringii
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Stylisma pickeringii var. pickeringii
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Bonamia pickeringii 158-03-001

 

Look for it in sandhills, usually in the driest, most barren, deep-sand areas, occasionally colonizing dry, disturbed areas in sandhills, such as sandy roadbanks. Also known from the Fall-line Sandhills, aeolian rims of Carolina bays, and sandhills on relict riverine dunes along Coastal Plain rivers

Rare (an endemic)

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Water Dawnflower
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Stylisma aquatica
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Stylisma aquatica
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Bonamia aquatica 158-03-002

 

Look for it in clay-based Carolina bays and wet savannas

Uncommon (rare in NC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Southern Dawnflower
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Stylisma humistrata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Stylisma humistrata
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Bonamia humistrata 158-03-003

 

Look for it sandhills and other dry woodlands, esp on dryish stream terraces

Common (rare in Mountains, rare in NC Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Sandhill Dawnflower, Sandhill Morning Glory, Coastal Plain Dawnflower, Common Dawnflower
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Stylisma patens
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Stylisma patens ssp. patens
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Bonamia patens var. patens 158-03-004a

 

Look for it in sandhills and other relatively dry sandy areas

Common (an endemic)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Narrowleaf Dawnflower
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Stylisma angustifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Stylisma patens ssp. angustifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Bonamia patens var. angustifolia 158-03-004b

 

Look for it in sandhills

Uncommon (rare in NC-SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Jacquemontia, Smallflower Morning Glory, Hairy Clustervine, Tie Vine
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Jacquemontia tamnifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Jacquemontia tamnifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Jacquemontia tamnifolia 158-04-001

 

Look for it in fields, on roadsides, other disturbed areas

Uncommon in GA, NC, SC

Original distribution unclear, probably not native to the SE US

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Field Bindweed, Creeping Jenny, Possession-vine, Cornbind
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Convolvulus arvensis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Convolvulus arvensis
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Convolvulus arvensis 158-05-001

 

Look for it in fields, roadsides, disturbed areas

Uncommon in NC & in SC Mtns, rare elsewhere in GA & SC

Non-native: Europe

 


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Common Name: Northeastern Bindweed
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Convolvulus americanus
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Calystegia sepium ssp. americana
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Calystegia sepium 158-06-002

 

Look for it in openings, woodland edges

Rare

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon Common Name: Appalachian Bindweed
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Convolvulus species 2 [=appalachianus]
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Calystegia sepium ssp. appalachiana
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Calystegia sepium 158-06-002

 

Look for it in woodland edges

Common in Mountains, rare elsewhere

Native to North Carolina

 


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Common Name: Coastal Plain Bindweed
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Convolvulus limnophilus
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Calystegia sepium ssp. limnophila
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Calystegia sepium 158-06-002

 

Look for it in woodland edges

Uncommon in Coastal Plain

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Twin-flowered Bindweed, Twoflower Bindweed, Shortstalk False Bindweed
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Convolvulus fraterniflorus
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Calystegia silvatica ssp. fraterniflora

 

Look for it in thickets, on roadsides, in fields, on streambanks, in disturbed areas

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Blue Ridge Bindweed, Silky Bindweed, Downy False Bindweed
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Convolvulus sericatus
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Calystegia catesbeiana
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Calystegia sericata 158-06-003

 

Look for it openings in dry to dry-mesic montane forests

Rare (an endemic)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Catesby's Bindweed, Catesby's False Bindweed
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Convolvulus catesbeianus
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Calystegia catesbeiana
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Calystegia sericata 158-06-003?

 

Look for it in longleaf pine savannas, marsh edges, openings in dry to dry-mesic montane forests

Uncommon in Mountains, rare elsewhere

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Shale Bindweed
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Convolvulus stans
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Calystegia spithamaea ssp. purshiana
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Calystegia spithamaea 158-06-004

 

Look for it in shale barrens and woodlands, less typically on limestone

Rare (an endemic)

Native to North Carolina & possibly Georgia and/or South Carolina

 


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Common Name: Low Bindweed, Upright Bindweed
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Calystegia spithamaea ssp. spithamaea
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Calystegia spithamaea ssp. spithamaea
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Calystegia spithamaea 158-06-004?

 

Look for it in dry limestone areas

Native north of the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Cypress-vine
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ipomoea quamoclit
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ipomoea quamoclit
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ipomoea quamoclit 158-07-001

 

Look for it in fields, hedgerows, disturbed areas

Common (rare in Piedmont)

Non-native: Tropical America

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Small Red Morning Glory, Scarlet Creeper
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ipomoea coccinea
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ipomoea coccinea
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ipomoea coccinea 158-07-002

 

Look for it in fields, roadsides, thickets, streambanks

Common

Native distribution uncertain, but apparently native to southeast US

 


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camera icon Common Name: Scarlet Creeper
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Ipomoea hederifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ipomoea hederifolia

 

Look for it in disturbed areas

Uncommon

Non-native: tropical America

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Common Morning Glory
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ipomoea purpurea
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ipomoea purpurea
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ipomoea purpurea 158-07-003

 

Look for it in fields, disturbed areas

Common

Non-native: Tropical America

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Ivyleaf Morning Glory
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ipomoea hederacea
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ipomoea hederacea
INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ipomoea hederacea + 158-07-004

 

Look for it in fields, disturbed areas

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia, apparently (native distribution obscure)

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Fiddleleaf Morning Glory, Beach Morning Glory
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ipomoea imperati
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ipomoea imperati
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ipomoea stolonifera 158-07-005

 

Look for it on beaches, dune blowouts, fore-dunes

Common in GA (rare in NC-SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Sweet Potato
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ipomoea batatas
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ipomoea batatas
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ipomoea batatas 158-07-006

 

Look for it to be persistent in fields after cultivation, or in disturbed areas

Rare

Non-native: tropical America, apparently

 


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camera icon Common Name: Coastal Morning Glory, Tie-vine, Cotton Morning Glory
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Ipomoea cordatotriloba var. cordatotriloba
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ipomoea cordatotriloba var. cordatotriloba
(?) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ipomoea trichocarpa 158-07-007

 

Look for it on dunes, in sandy areas on barrier islands, other sandy habitats

Common (uncommon in NC, rare outside of Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Small White Morning Glory, Small-flowered Morning Glory, Whitestar
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ipomoea lacunosa
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ipomoea lacunosa
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ipomoea lacunosa 158-07-008

 

Look for it on riverbanks, in fields, roadsides, disturbed areas

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Saltmarsh Morning Glory
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ipomoea sagittata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ipomoea sagittata
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ipomoea sagittata 158-07-009

 

Look for it on edges of brackish marshes, moist thickets on barrier islands, hammocks

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Indian Midden Morning Glory, Largeroot Morning Glory, Manroot
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ipomoea macrorhiza
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ipomoea macrorhiza
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ipomoea macrorhiza 158-07-010

 

Look for it in hammocks, shell middens, dunes, dry sands, disturbed maritime areas

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Manroot, Wild Potato Vine, Man-of-the-earth, Wild Sweet Potato
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ipomoea pandurata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ipomoea pandurata
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ipomoea pandurata 158-07-011

 

Look for it in disturbed areas

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Railroad Vine, Bay Hops, Bay Winders, Goat's-foot
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Ipomoea brasiliensis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ipomoea pes-caprae ssp. brasiliensis

 

Look for it on ocean beaches

Uncommon (rare in NC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Water Spinach, Swamp Morning Glory
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) -
PLANTS National Database: Ipomoea aquatica

 

Non-native: China

 


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Common Name: Little-bell
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Ipomoea triloba
(?) PLANTS National Database: Ipomoea triloba

 

Look for it on hammocks, sand dunes, disturbed areas

Non-native: Tropics

 


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