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


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

        

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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

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

JK Marlow    jkm110510_353

May    Abbeville County    SC

Parson's Mountain Recreation Area

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

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_a_serpentaria_4b

May        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_a_serpentaria_1

June        

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JK Marlow    jkm090717_077

July    Georgetown County    SC

Hobcaw Barony

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JK Marlow    jkm170826_773

August    Spartanburg County    SC