Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2217

Forb
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it in dry to mesic forests, perhaps more restricted to mesic situations over acidic substrate, ranging into drier situations over calcareous or mafic substrates, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Maroon
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical calyx
3-merous
Calyx tubular, limb with 3 short obtuse lobes
Petals absent, usually
6 stamens

FRUIT:
Summer
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Magnoliids: Piperales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Endodeca serpentaria   FAMILY Aristolochiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Aristolochia serpentaria   FAMILY Aristolochiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 062-01-002:
Aristolochia serpentaria   FAMILY Aristolochiaceae

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Aristolochia convolvulacea

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Aristolochia hastata

 

COMMON NAME:
Turpentine-root, Virginia Snakeroot, Serpent Birthwort