Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3975

Herbaceous vine (twining)
Annual

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

Uncommon

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

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Red
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5 sepals
Shallowly 5-lobed (or merely wavy-edged) salverform corolla
5 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Ipomoea hederifolia   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ipomoea hederifolia   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Ipomoea coccinea var. hederifolia

 

COMMON NAME:
Scarlet Creeper