Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3854

Herbaceous vine (base sometimes woody)
Perennial

Non-native: tropical America
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Rare

Look for it to be commonly cultivated, rarely persisting or escaping, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall
Pink to purplish
Bisexual
5 petaloid sepals of two different sizes, united at base, perianth campanulate
Petals absent
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall
Brown
Achene

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Caryophyllales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Antigonon leptopus   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Antigonon leptopus   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Corculum leptopus

(?) Corculum leptopum

 

COMMON NAME:
Love-chain, Queen's-jewels, Confederate-vine, Corallita