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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 1 taxon in the family Lardizabalaceae, Lardizabala family, as understood by Weakley's Flora.


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Five-leaf Akebia, Chocolate-vine

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Akebia quinata   FAMILY: Lardizabalaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Akebia quinata   FAMILY: Lardizabalaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Akebia quinata 078-01-001   FAMILY: Lardizabalaceae


Habitat: Escaped from cultivation to roadbanks, suburban woodlands, and floodplains

Rare now, likely to be a serious invasive in the Southeast over the next decade

Non-native: Japan, China & Korea


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"The current or most recent woody growth of the ends of a stem are the 'twigs.' The previous season's growth, more than a year old, is the 'branchlet,' sometimes called as second-year stem. A 'branch' is three or more years of age." — Ron Lance, Woody Plants of the Southeastern US, A Winter Guide