Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3308

Herbaceous vine
Perennial
Has milky sap (latex)

Native to North Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Rare

Look for it in forests, woodlands, or thickets over calcareous rocks, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Usually opposite

FLOWER:
Summer
Rose/ Brownish-rose rarely cream
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 obliqua   FAMILY Apocynaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Matelea obliqua   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 157-03-003:
Matelea obliqua   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Gonolobus obliquus

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Odontostephana shortii

 

COMMON NAME:
Northern Spinypod, Limerock Milkvine, Climbing Milkvine