Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2503

Shrub
Perennial

Non-native: east Asia
Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Rare

Look for it in suburban woodlands, disturbed areas, roadsides, old house sites, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, 2014

 

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Radially symmetrical
4 united sepals
4 petals

FRUIT:
Fall
Black
Drupe

 

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



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Rosales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Rhodotypos scandens   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rhodotypos scandens   FAMILY Rosaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Jetbead


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image of Rhodotypos scandens

Tracey Slotta, USDA NRCS PLANTS Database, Bugwood.org    bug_5308073

Month Unknown        

image of Rhodotypos scandens

Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org    bug_5447342

Month Unknown        

Four-petaled, single white flowers, per Invasive Plants, Guide to Identification, Impacts and Control.

image of Rhodotypos scandens

Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org    bug_5447366

Month Unknown        

Leaves generally oval with a long pointed tip, toothed edges, ribbed veins, per Invasive Plants, Guide to Identification, Impacts and Control.

image of Rhodotypos scandens

Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org    bug_5447368

Month Unknown        

Red berries turn black, hanging usually in fours, lasting well into winter, per Invasive Plants, Guide to Identification, Impacts and Control.