Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3310

Herbaceous vine
Perennial

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

Uncommon

Look for it in shale barrens and woodlands, less typically on limestone, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White (rarely pink)
5-merous or rarely 4-merous
5 sepals
Shallowly 5-lobed (or merely wavy-edged) campanulate to funnelform corolla
5 stamens
Superior ovary
Flowers solitary (rarely 2-4) in lower leaf axils only

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Calystegia spithamaea ssp. stans   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Calystegia spithamaea ssp. purshiana   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 158-06-004:
Calystegia spithamaea   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

GREATER THAN Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Convolvulus spithamaeus

GREATER THAN PLANTS National Database
Calystegia spithamaea ssp. stans

 

COMMON NAME:
Shale Bindweed