Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Herbaceous vine
Perennial

Non-native: Europe
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon in NC & in SC Mtns, rare elsewhere in GA & SC

Look for it in fields, roadsides, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013

 

full sun ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
White
5-merous or rarely 4-merous
5 sepals
5-lobed funnelform corolla
5 stamens
Superior ovary
Flowers 1-3 on long stalks from leaf axils

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Convolvulus arvensis   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Convolvulus arvensis   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 158-05-001:
Convolvulus arvensis   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Strophocaulos arvensis

 

COMMON NAME:
Field Bindweed, Creeping Jenny, Possession-vine, Cornbind


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_coar4_001_lvd

        

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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_coin7_001_lvd

        

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Norman E. Rees, USDA Agricultural Research Service - Retired, Bugwood.org    bug_0021001

Month Unknown        

Corolla white, or tinged with pink, 1.5-2.5cm long or broad, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Tom Heutte, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org    bug_1383028

Month Unknown        

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Tom Heutte, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org    bug_1383029

Month Unknown        

Leaves are extremely variable, most commonly hastate or sagittate, per www.wiki.bugwood.org.

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Tom Heutte, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org    bug_1383030

Month Unknown        

Axillary peduncles about 1/2 longer than the subtending leaf, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Pedro Tenorio-Lezama, Bugwood.org    bug_5204004

Month Unknown        Mexico

Smaller flowers than Calystegia and lacking its calyx-concealing bracts, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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Julia Scher, Federal Noxious Weeds Disseminules, USDA APHIS ITP, Bugwood.org    bug_5376386

Month Unknown        

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Barry Rice, sarracenia.com, Bugwood.org    bug_5391606

Month Unknown        CA

Cosumnes River Preserve

Distribution, abundance & economic impact rank it in world's 10 worst weeds, per www.wiki.bugwood.org.

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Robert Vidéki, Doronicum Kft., Bugwood.org    bug_5398246

Month Unknown        Hungary

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Bruce Ackley, The Ohio State University, Bugwood.org    bug_5437119

Month Unknown        

Round, ovate, oblong, even linear leaves may occur in disturbed conditions, per www.wiki.bugwood.org.

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Bruce Ackley, The Ohio State University, Bugwood.org    bug_5437121

Month Unknown        

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Bruce Ackley, The Ohio State University, Bugwood.org    bug_5437138

Month Unknown        

Veins on leaf lower surface raised, pale green & depressed on upper surface, per www.wiki.bugwood.org.