Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


755

Herbaceous vine (twining)
Annual

Non-native: Tropical America
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in Piedmont)

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

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full sun ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Red
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5 unequal sepals
5-lobed salverform or funnelform corolla
5 exserted 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 (11/30/12):
Ipomoea quamoclit   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ipomoea quamoclit   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 158-07-001:
Ipomoea quamoclit   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Cypress-vine


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_ququ_001_lvd

        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_ipomoea_quamoclit_5

August        

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Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_ipomoea_quamoclit_1

August    Iredell County    NC

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Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_ipomoea_quamoclit_2

August    Iredell County    NC

A twining, herbaceous annual vine, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

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Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_ipomoea_quamoclit_2b

August    Iredell County    NC

Lvs pinnately divided into many narrowly linear segments ~ 1mm wide or less, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

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Keith Bradley    kab_i_quamoclit_78912

September    Miami-Dade County    FL

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JK Marlow    jkm151006_350

October    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm151006_351

October    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm151006_353

October    Greenville County    SC

Its leaves resemble the terminal, needle-bearing twigs of cypress trees, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

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JK Marlow    jkm151007_355b

October    Greenville County    SC

Funnel-shaped scarlet flowers to 1.4" long, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.