Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1011

Woody vine
Perennial

Non-native: southeast Asia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon in GA, rare in NC-SC

Look for it in disturbed areas, rarely spreading from plantings, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2006
US Fish & Wildlife Service

 

full sun ...Variable

LEAVES:
Deciduous (evergreen in southern FL)
Simple
Opposite
Leaves have petioles.

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Pink to pale lavender with red centers
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed (sometimes 4 or 6) funnelform corolla
5(4-6) included stamens

FRUIT:
WinterFall

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Paederia foetida   FAMILY Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Paederia foetida   FAMILY Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 173-11x-001x:
Paederia foetida   FAMILY Rubiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Skunk-vine


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image of Paederia foetida

Gerald D. Carr, Carr Botanical Consultation, Bugwood.org    bug_1237062

Month Unknown        

image of Paederia foetida

Peggy Greb, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Bugwood.org     bug_1355011

Month Unknown        

The small tubular flowers are pink to pale lavender with red centers, per Invasive Plants, Guide to Identification, Impacts and Control.

image of Paederia foetida

Chris Evans, Illinois Wildlife Action Plan, Bugwood.org     bug_2150094

Month Unknown        

Leaves vary in shape & size, but most with a heart-shaped base & long point, per Invasive Plants, Guide to Identification, Impacts and Control.

image of Paederia foetida

Chris Evans, Illinois Wildlife Action Plan, Bugwood.org    bug_2151002

Month Unknown        

Skunk vine climbs to 30', twining to the right, per Invasive Plants, Guide to Identification, Impacts and Control.

image of Paederia foetida

Chris Evans, Illinois Wildlife Action Plan, Bugwood.org    bug_2151006

Month Unknown        

A leaflike stipule occurs at the base of each petile, per Invasive Plants, Guide to Identification, Impacts and Control.

image of Paederia foetida

Forest and Kim Starr, Starr Environmental, Bugwood.org    bug_5160081

Month Unknown        HI

Shiny brown, globe-shaped capsules contain 2 seeds, per Invasive Plants, Guide to Identification, Impacts and Control.

image of Paederia foetida

Steve Hurst, USDA NRCS PLANTS Database, Bugwood.org    bug_5308036

Month Unknown        

image of Paederia foetida

Ken A. Langeland, University of Florida, Bugwood.org     bug_5344024

Month Unknown        

Sulfur compounds give off a skunklike smell when leaves or stem are crushed, per Invasive Plants, Guide to Identification, Impacts and Control.

image of Paederia foetida

John M. Randall, The Nature Conservancy, Bugwood.org     bug_5392425

Month Unknown