Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3089

Twining vine, mostly herbaceous, may be woody in the southern parts of its range, Forb
Perennial
Has milky sap (latex)

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

Common (uncommon in NC)

Look for it on coastal hammocks, edges of marshes, generally or always on barrier islands, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer
Greenish-white (sometimes tinged with rose)
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5-lobed campanulate corolla
Superior ovary
Flowers in umbel-like clusters from leaf axils

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Follicle

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Seutera angustifolia   FAMILY Apocynaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cynanchum angustifolium   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 157-02-002:
Cynanchum palustre   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Lyonia palustris

SYNONYMOUS WITH Clarifications, new... combinations in American Cynanchinae (Liede & Meve, 1997)
Funastrum angustifolium

 

COMMON NAME:
Swallow-wort, Sand-vine