Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Climbing woody vine
Perennial
Polygamous

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont & Mountains)

Look for it in swamp forests, marshes, wet thickets, moist to wet maritime forests, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Bipinnately or tripinnately compound
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Creamy-white
Bisexual & unisexual
Radially symmetrical
Saucer-shaped calyx, lobes usually obsolete
5 petals
5 stamens, abortive in pistillate flowers
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Blue/Black
Drupe

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Nekemias arborea   FAMILY Vitaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ampelopsis arborea   FAMILY Vitaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 120-03-001:
Ampelopsis arborea   FAMILY Vitaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Synopsis of Nekemias, segregate from Ampelopsis (Wen, Boggan & Nie, 2014)
Nekemias arborea

 

COMMON NAME:
Peppervine