Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2326

Twining vine, mostly herbaceous, may be woody in the southern parts of its range
Perennial
Has milky sap (latex)

Native to South Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Rare

Look for it in coastal hammocks, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous - often early deciduous
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer
Greenish-white
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5-lobed rotate or subrotate corolla
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Follicle

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Gentianales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Orthosia scoparia   FAMILY Apocynaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cynanchum scoparium   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 157-02-003:
Cynanchum scoparium   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Amphistelma scoparia

 

COMMON NAME:
Leafless Swallow-wort, Cynanchum