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


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image of Matelea flavidula

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

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmmflavidula_ec4

May