Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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

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camera icon Common Name: Compact Dodder
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cuscuta compacta
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Cuscuta compacta var. compacta
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cuscuta compacta 158-01-002

 

Look for it in wet habitats, on herbaceous and esp on woody hosts

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


drawing of Cuscuta coryli, Hazel Dodder need picture of leaf or frond of Cuscuta coryli, Hazel Dodder need picture of flower of Cuscuta coryli, Hazel Dodder need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Cuscuta coryli, Hazel Dodder need picture of fruit of Cuscuta coryli, Hazel Dodder
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Common Name: Hazel Dodder
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cuscuta coryli
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cuscuta coryli
SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cuscuta corylii 158-01-003

 

Look for it on a wide variety of woody and herbaceous hosts

Rare

Native to the Carolinas

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Five-angled Dodder
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cuscuta pentagona
INCLUDING & INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Cuscuta pentagona var. pentagona
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cuscuta pentagona 158-01-004

 

Look for it on a wide variety of hosts

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Field Dodder, Prairie Dodder, Golden Dodder
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Cuscuta campestris
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Cuscuta pentagona var. pentagona
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cuscuta campestris 158-01-005

 

Look for it on roadsides, in fields, open disturbed areas, especially on herbaceous Fabaceae

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia - the original distribution unclear

 


drawing of Cuscuta cephalanthi, Buttonbush Dodder need picture of leaf or frond of Cuscuta cephalanthi, Buttonbush Dodder need picture of flower of Cuscuta cephalanthi, Buttonbush Dodder need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Cuscuta cephalanthi, Buttonbush Dodder need picture of fruit of Cuscuta cephalanthi, Buttonbush Dodder
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Common Name: Buttonbush Dodder
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cuscuta cephalanthi
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cuscuta cephalanthi
SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC ERROR) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cuscuta cephalanthii 158-01-006

 

Look for it primarily on woody hosts

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Appalachian Dodder, Beaked Dodder
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Cuscuta rostrata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cuscuta rostrata
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cuscuta rostrata 158-01-007

 

Look for it in high elevation hardwood forests and thickets, especially on Asteraceae (Rudbeckia, Solidago, Symphyotrichum, Eurybia)

Common (rare in GA), endemic to the Southern Appalachians

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Common Dodder
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cuscuta gronovii
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Cuscuta gronovii var. gronovii
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cuscuta gronovii 158-01-008

 

Look for it on a very wide variety of herbaceous and woody plants

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Harper's Dodder
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cuscuta harperi
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cuscuta harperi

 

Look for it on outcrops of granite (Piedmont) and Altamaha grit (Coastal Plain), typically on plants such as Liatris microcephala, Bigelowia nuttallii, Hypericum gentianoides, and Croton willdenowii

Rare

Native to Georgia

 


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Common Name: Bigseed Alfalfa Dodder
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cuscuta indecora
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Cuscuta indecora +

 

Look for it in salt marshes (on Iva frutescens), roadsides, disturbed areas

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Glandular Dodder
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cuscuta obtusiflora var. glandulosa
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cuscuta obtusiflora var. glandulosa

 

Look for it on herbs in calcareous glades and other habitats

Rare

Native to Georgia

 


drawing of Cuscuta polygonorum, Smartweed Dodder need picture of leaf or frond of Cuscuta polygonorum, Smartweed Dodder need picture of flower of Cuscuta polygonorum, Smartweed Dodder need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Cuscuta polygonorum, Smartweed Dodder need picture of fruit of Cuscuta polygonorum, Smartweed Dodder
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Common Name: Smartweed Dodder
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cuscuta polygonorum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cuscuta polygonorum

 

Look for it on Polygonum and other hosts

Native

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Japanese Dodder
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Cuscuta japonica
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cuscuta japonica

 

Look for it in disturbed areas, especially on Fabaceae and woody plants

Rare

Non-native: east Asia

 


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Common Name: Fringed Dodder
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cuscuta suaveolens
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cuscuta suaveolens

 

Look for it in scattered sites in eastern North America, including AL, MD, and OH

Non-native

 


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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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