Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2412

Partly woody vine
Perennial

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

Uncommon (rare north of Florida)

Look for it in floodpalin forests, swamp forests, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer
Greenish
Bisexual
5-lobed calyx
Petals absent
8 stamens
Superior ovary
Flowers in paniculate racemes

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Fruiting calyx is pink
Nutlet

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Caryophyllales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Brunnichia ovata   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Brunnichia ovata   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 063-07-001:
Brunnichia cirrhosa   FAMILY Polygonaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Buckwheat-vine, Eardrop-vine, Ladies Eardrops, Redvine