Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2638

Woody vine
Perennial
Has milky sap (latex)

Non-native: Mediterranean Europe
Documented growing wild in - - -

Look for it in disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer
Brownish-purple green-margined corolla lobes
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5-lobed dextrorsely rotate corolla
Superior ovary

FRUIT:

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Gentianales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Periploca graeca   FAMILY Apocynaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Periploca graeca   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 157-XX:
Periploca graeca   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Silkvine