Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2620

Climbing woody vine
Perennial
Apparently dioecious

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

Common in Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere)

Look for it in swamp forests, bottomlands, streambanks, also upland in mesic to even xeric uplands over calcareous rock or sediment, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Greenish
5-merous
5-toothed calyx
5 petals
5 stamens

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Blue-black
Drupe

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Berchemia scandens   FAMILY Rhamnaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Berchemia scandens   FAMILY Rhamnaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 119-01-001:
Berchemia scandens   FAMILY Rhamnaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Berchemia scandens

 

COMMON NAME:
Supplejack, American Rattan, Rattan-vine