Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2697

Herbaceous vine
Perennial
Has milky sap (latex)

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

Rare

Look for it in moist nutrient-rich forests, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Matelea flavidula   FAMILY Apocynaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Matelea flavidula   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 157-03-006:
Matelea flavidula   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Yellow Spinypod