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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Ficus pumila   FAMILY Moraceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ficus pumila   FAMILY Moraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Climbing Fig, Creeping Fig


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image of Ficus pumila, Climbing Fig, Creeping Fig

Paul Thompson    pstficus_pumila

September?        

Leaf base is oblique. — Clemson Extension

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Ficus pumila   FAMILY Moraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ficus pumila   FAMILY Moraceae

 

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3016

Woody vine
Perennial
Monoecious

Non-native: south Asia

Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Rare. Locally common in old seaports in the South.

Habitat: Walls, disturbed urban areas, per Weakley's Flora

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DOES THE PLANT HAVE "MILKY SAP"?
Has translucent to milky-white latex

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall
Greenish
Unisexual
Radially symmetrical
2-6 sepals
1-2 stamens in staminate flowers

FRUIT:

 

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