OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (11/30/12):
Endodeca serpentaria   FAMILY Aristolochiaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Aristolochia serpentaria   FAMILY Aristolochiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 062-01-002:
Aristolochia serpentaria   FAMILY Aristolochiaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Aristolochia convolvulacea

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Aristolochia hastata

 

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


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image of Endodeca serpentaria, Turpentine-root, Virginia Snakeroot, Serpent Birthwort

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_arse3_001_lvd

        

image of Endodeca serpentaria, Turpentine-root, Virginia Snakeroot, Serpent Birthwort

JK Marlow    jkm070506_067

May    Gaston County    NC

Redlair Farms

Flowers similar to A. macrophylla but less than 1" long & with unequal lobes, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Endodeca serpentaria, Turpentine-root, Virginia Snakeroot, Serpent Birthwort

JK Marlow    jkm070506_073

May    Gaston County    NC

Redlair Farms

Small pipe-shaped flowers on stalks from the lowest leaf nodes, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Endodeca serpentaria, Turpentine-root, Virginia Snakeroot, Serpent Birthwort

JK Marlow    jkm210516_0465

May    Greenville County    SC

An erect herb up to 2' tall. Leaves elongate with heart-shaped bases, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Endodeca serpentaria, Turpentine-root, Virginia Snakeroot, Serpent Birthwort

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_a_serpentaria_4b

May        

image of Endodeca serpentaria, Turpentine-root, Virginia Snakeroot, Serpent Birthwort

JK Marlow    jkm190604_8886

June    Greenville County    SC

image of Endodeca serpentaria, Turpentine-root, Virginia Snakeroot, Serpent Birthwort

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_a_serpentaria_1

June        

image of Endodeca serpentaria, Turpentine-root, Virginia Snakeroot, Serpent Birthwort

JK Marlow    jkm090717_077

July    Georgetown County    SC

Hobcaw Barony

image of Endodeca serpentaria, Turpentine-root, Virginia Snakeroot, Serpent Birthwort

JK Marlow    jkm170826_773

August    Spartanburg County    SC

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (11/30/12):
Endodeca serpentaria   FAMILY Aristolochiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Aristolochia serpentaria   FAMILY Aristolochiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 062-01-002:
Aristolochia serpentaria   FAMILY Aristolochiaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Aristolochia convolvulacea

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Aristolochia hastata

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2217

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: 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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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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