Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Climbing herbaceous vine (twining)
Perennial

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

Rare

Look for it openings in dry to dry-mesic montane forests, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer
White
5-merous or rarely 4-merous
5 sepals
Shallowly 5-lobed (or merely wavy-edged) funnelform corolla
Superior ovary
Flowers solitary in lower or middle leaf axils

FRUIT:
Summer
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Calystegia catesbeiana ssp. sericata   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Calystegia catesbeiana   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 158-06-003:
Calystegia sericata   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

LESS THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Convolvulus sericatus

LESS THAN Manual of Vascular Plants of NE US & Adjacent Canada (Gleason & Cronquist,1991)
Calystegia spithamaea

 

COMMON NAME:
Blue Ridge Bindweed, Silky Bindweed, Downy False Bindweed


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picture of Calystegia sericata, image of Calystegia catesbeiana ssp. sericata

JK Marlow    jkm120330_210

March    Pickens County    SC

picture of Calystegia sericata, image of Calystegia catesbeiana ssp. sericata

JK Marlow    jkm120414_862b

April    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

Distinguished by soft, felty pubescence on the trailing stem and leaves, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

picture of Calystegia sericata, image of Calystegia catesbeiana ssp. sericata

JK Marlow    jkm120414_864

April    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

Leaves tapered to a sharp point, leaf base heart-shaped and hastate, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

picture of Calystegia sericata, image of Calystegia catesbeiana ssp. sericata

JK Marlow    jkm120414_868

April    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

picture of Calystegia sericata, image of Calystegia catesbeiana ssp. sericata

JK Marlow    jkm0505e_30

May    Oconee County    SC

picture of Calystegia sericata, image of Calystegia catesbeiana ssp. sericata

JK Marlow    jkm120506_655

May    Oconee County    SC

Flowers funnel-shaped, to 2" long, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

picture of Calystegia sericata, image of Calystegia catesbeiana ssp. sericata

JK Marlow    jkm120506_666

May    Oconee County    SC

In the genus Calystegia, 2 large bracts below the calyx conceal the sepals, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

picture of Calystegia sericata, image of Calystegia catesbeiana ssp. sericata

JK Marlow    s061029_b

October    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District