OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Matelea flavidula   FAMILY Apocynaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Matelea flavidula   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 157-03-006:
Matelea flavidula   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Odontostephana flavidula

 

COMMON NAME:
Yellow Spinypod, Yellow Carolina Milkvine


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image of Matelea flavidula, Yellow Spinypod, Yellow Carolina Milkvine

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmmflavidula_ec2

May        

NC/SC specimens similar to M carolinensis except for color and distribution, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE Anglepod and Spinypod (Climbing Milkweed)

image of Matelea flavidula, Yellow Spinypod, Yellow Carolina Milkvine

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmmflavidula_ec4

May        

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Matelea flavidula   FAMILY Apocynaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Matelea flavidula   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 157-03-006:
Matelea flavidula   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Odontostephana flavidula

 

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2697

Herbaceous vine
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Rare

Habitat: Moist, nutrient-rich forests, per Weakley's Flora

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DOES THE PLANT HAVE "MILKY SAP"?
Has milky sap (latex)

IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Follicle surface rough, with small sharp projections ("muricate")

LEAVES:
Simple
Usually opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellow/ Greenish
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5-lobed rotate corolla
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Follicle

 

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