Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Herbaceous vine
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 upper 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 (11/30/12):
Calystegia catesbiana 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 Vascular Plants of NE US & Adjacent Canada (Gleason & Cronquist,1991)
Calystegia spithamaea

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

 

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