Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4163

Woody vine
Perennial
Has milky sap (latex)

Non-native: Mediterranean Europe
Documented growing wild in - - -

Look for it in disturbed areas. It is reported for many states in the northeast US, south to MD, KY, TN, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Dark purple, almost black
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed corolla
Superior ovary

FRUIT:

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Vincetoxicum nigrum   FAMILY Apocynaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cynanchum louiseae   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Cynanchum nigrum

 

COMMON NAME:
Black Swallow-wort, Dog-Strangling Vine


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image of Vincetoxicum nigrum

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_cyni_001_lvd