Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Woody vine
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in Mountains)

Look for it in swamp forests, bottomlands, forests, woodlands; also often occurs in mesic or even dry forests, where it generally remains stunted (most individuals with only a few leaves) and does not flower or fruit, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade shade ...Wet ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Often semi-evergreen
Pinnately compound, highly modified to 2 basal leaflets & a terminal tendril
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring
Red-orange, with yellow or red within
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-merous
5-lobed campanulate calyx
5-lobed trumpet-shaped corolla
4 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Bignonia capreolata   FAMILY Bignoniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Bignonia capreolata   FAMILY Bignoniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 167-01-001:
Anisostichus capreolata   FAMILY Bignoniaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Cross-vine