Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1409

Woody vine
Perennial

Non-native: Europe
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare in NC

Look for it in disturbed areas, 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:

Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate
Leaves have petioles.

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Purple
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
Synsepalous calyx, lobes minute
5-parted rotate corolla
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Red
Berry

 

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



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Solanum dulcamara   FAMILY Solanaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Solanum dulcamara var. dulcamara   FAMILY Solanaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 165-05-001:
Solanum dulcamara   FAMILY Solanaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Bittersweet, Deadly Nightshade