Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Gentianales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Read more about Yellow Spinypod at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
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)
Yellow Spinypod, Yellow Carolina Milkvine
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Patrick D. McMillan pdmmflavidula_ec2
NC/SC specimens similar to M carolinensis except for color and distribution, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968).
COMPARE Anglepod and Spinypod (Climbing Milkweed)
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Habitat: Moist, nutrient-rich forests, per Weakley's Flora
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
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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")
5-lobed rotate corolla
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Guide to the Wildflowers of SC, 2nd ed. (McMillan, Porcher, Rayner, & White; 2022) p251
- Guide to the Wildflowers of SC, 2nd ed. (McMillan, Porcher, Rayner, & White; 2022) p430
- Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Georgia (Chafin, 2007) p223
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