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


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image of Matelea obliqua

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_viob2_001_lvd

        

image of Matelea obliqua

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_vish3_001_lvd

        

image of Matelea obliqua

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_m_obliqua_climb

June    Floyd County    GA

Corolla lobes (3.2-) 4.0-6.2x as long as wide, the widest part at the sinus, per Weakley's Flora.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE Anglepod and Spinypod (Climbing Milkweed)