Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3953

Forb
Annual/Perennial
Has milky sap (latex)

Non-native: Madagascar (now a pantropical weed)
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it in disturbed areas. It is persistent after cultivation or as a waif or "throwout" after cultivation, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Rose-pink
Peduncles 2-4mm long
5-merous
5-lobed salverform corolla
Flowers (1-2) in upper leaf axils

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Paired follicles

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Catharanthus roseus   FAMILY Apocynaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Catharanthus roseus   FAMILY Apocynaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 156-04-003:
Vinca rosea   FAMILY Apocynaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Catharanthus roseus

 

COMMON NAME:
Rosy-periwinkle, Madagascar Periwinkle, Cayenne Jasmine