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:

 

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

 

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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, Skunk-vine

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

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image of Paederia foetida, Skunk-vine

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

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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, Skunk-vine

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

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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, Skunk-vine

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

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

image of Paederia foetida, Skunk-vine

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

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

image of Paederia foetida, Skunk-vine

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, Skunk-vine

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

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image of Paederia foetida, Skunk-vine

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

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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, Skunk-vine

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

Month Unknown