Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1377

Climbing herbaceous vine
Annual/Perennial
Monoecious

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

Common

Look for it in moist forests and thickets, 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:

Southern Weed Science Society
State of Kentucky

 

...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple - palmately lobed
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Greenish-white
Unisexual
5-lobed rotate corolla
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Berry

 

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



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Cucurbitales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Sicyos angulatus   FAMILY Cucurbitaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sicyos angulatus   FAMILY Cucurbitaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 177-07-001:
Sicyos angulatus   FAMILY Cucurbitaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Bur Cucumber, Star Cucumber, Nimble-Kate


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_sian_001_lvd

        

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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_sian_004_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm100807_358

August    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Leaves 3-5 lobed with acute lobes & apex and widely cordate base, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE palmately veined leaves of vines

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JK Marlow    jkm130823_487

August    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Flowers greenish-white with 5-lobed corollas, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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JK Marlow    jkm130823_490

August    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Male (staminate) flowers in long-stalked racemes, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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JK Marlow    jkm130823_491

August    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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JK Marlow    jkm140922_897

September    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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JK Marlow    jkm140922_898

September    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Tendrils borne to the side of leaves, palmately divided into 4 segments, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm140922_900

September    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Ellipsoid berries are 1-2 cm long and hispid with long brittle trichomes, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm140922_912

September    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Pistillate flowers in short-stalked clusters in leaf axils, per Newcomb's Wildflower Guide.

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JK Marlow    jkm140930_975

September    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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Roxanna Martin    rlm91909_034

September    Spartanburg County    SC

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Roxanna Martin    rlm9709_310

September    Spartanburg County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm121013_487

October    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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JK Marlow    jkm121013_494

October    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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JK Marlow    jkm121013_495

October    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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JK Marlow    jkm121013_498

October    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Stem covered with sticky hairs, per Newcomb's Wildflower Guide.

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JK Marlow    jkm121013_499

October    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Branched tendrils opposite the leaves, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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JK Marlow    jkm141031_494b

October    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

A good view of the relative positions of staminate and pistillate flowers.

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JK Marlow    jkm141031_551

October    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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Keith Bradley    kab_sicyos_angulatus_3072

October    Richland County    SC

Three Rivers Greenway

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Keith Bradley    kab_sicyos_angulatus_3099

October    Richland County    SC

Three Rivers Greenway