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WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (5/21/15):
Thyrsanthella difformis   FAMILY Apocynaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Trachelospermum difforme   FAMILY Apocynaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 156-02-001:
Trachelospermum difforme   FAMILY Apocynaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Trachelospermum difforme

 

COMMON NAME:
Climbing Dogbane


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image of Thyrsanthella difformis, Climbing Dogbane

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_t_difforme

July        

The petals form a tube with spreading lobes, straw-yellow to greenish-yellow, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Thyrsanthella difformis, Climbing Dogbane

JK Marlow    jkm181119_5930

November    McCormick County    SC

Parks Mill

Fruit long slender follicles usually borne in pairs [Note paired peduncles], per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

image of Thyrsanthella difformis, Climbing Dogbane

JK Marlow    jkm181119_5933

November    McCormick County    SC

Parks Mill

The fruit is a slender pod 10-20cm long that twists as it dries, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Thyrsanthella difformis, Climbing Dogbane

JK Marlow    jkm181119_5936

November    McCormick County    SC

Parks Mill

The seeds have silky hairs like a parachute, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (5/21/15):
Thyrsanthella difformis   FAMILY Apocynaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Trachelospermum difforme   FAMILY Apocynaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 156-02-001:
Trachelospermum difforme   FAMILY Apocynaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Trachelospermum difforme

 

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Climbing woody vine
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: Dry-mesic to mesic upland forests and woodlands, bottomland and riparian forests, moist prairies, flatwoods, swamps, marshes, old fields, roadsides, per Weakley's Flora

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DOES THE PLANT HAVE "MILKY SAP"?
Has milky sap (latex)

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Opposite or subopposite
Leaves more or less sessile
Margins entire

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Pale yellow
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5-lobed funnelform corolla
5 stamens

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Paired follicles

 

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