OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Ericales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (11/30/12):
Pieris phillyreifolia   FAMILY Ericaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pieris phillyreifolia   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Ampelothamnus phillyreifolius

 

COMMON NAME:
Vine-wicky, Climbing Fetterbush, Climbing Wicky


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image of Pieris phillyreifolia, Vine-wicky, Climbing Fetterbush, Climbing Wicky

Will Stuart    wil_8578178428_5881ea1cdd

March    Pickens County    SC

SC Botanical Garden

The only viny member of the Ericaceae in the United States, per Flora of North America.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (11/30/12):
Pieris phillyreifolia   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pieris phillyreifolia   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Ampelothamnus phillyreifolius

 

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2630

Shrub; Woody vine
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

Habitat: Acidic swamp forests, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Winter/Spring
White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5-lobed calyx
Weakly 5-ridged cylindric-urceolate corolla
10 included stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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