Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1976

Climbing woody vine
Perennial
Has milky sap (latex)

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

Common (rare in Mountains)

Look for it in bottomlands, swamp forests, marshes, upland forests and woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet ...Moist

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

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Paired follicles

 

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 (5/21/15):
Thyrsanthella difformis   FAMILY Apocynaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Trachelospermum difforme   FAMILY Apocynaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 156-02-001:
Trachelospermum difforme   FAMILY Apocynaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Climbing Dogbane