Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3309

Herbaceous vine; Forb
Perennial
Has milky sap (latex)

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

Uncommon

Look for it in bottomlands and disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Follicle

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Cynanchum laeve   FAMILY Apocynaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cynanchum laeve   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 157-02-001:
Cynanchum laeve   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida (Wunderlin & Hansen, 2003)
Ampelamus laevis

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Gonolobus laevis

 

COMMON NAME:
Bluevine, Sandvine, Honeyvine


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_cyla_002_lvd

        

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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_gola5_001_lvd

        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_cynanchum_laeve_4

August        

Stalked clusters of small flowers in axils. Petals erect, spreading slightly, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_cynanchum_laeve_5

August        

Leaves long-stalked, triangular, with a wide rounded basal sinus, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_cynanchum_laeve_7

August        

Follicles smooth, lance-ovoid, 11-16cm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.