Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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range map need picture of flower of Lygodium japonicum, Japanese Climbing Fern
camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Japanese Climbing Fern
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Lygodium japonicum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lygodium japonicum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Lygodium japonicum 008-01-002

camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Common Greenbrier, Common Catbrier, Bullbrier, Horsebrier
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Smilax rotundifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Smilax rotundifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Smilax rotundifolia 041-02-004

Flowers in axillary umbels, perianth greenish, campanulate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Catbrier, Saw Greenbrier, Bullbrier, Tramp's Trouble
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Smilax bona-nox
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Smilax bona-nox
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Smilax bona-nox 041-02-005

Stalk of the umbel > 1.5x as long as the subtending leaf petiole, per Weakley's Flora.


range map need picture of flower of Smilax glauca, Whiteleaf Greenbrier, Wild Sarsaparilla, Sawbrier
camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Whiteleaf Greenbrier, Wild Sarsaparilla, Sawbrier
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Smilax glauca
(?) PLANTS National Database: Smilax glauca
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Smilax glauca 041-02-007

camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Coral Greenbrier, Red-berried Swamp Smilax
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Smilax walteri
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Smilax walteri
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Smilax walteri 041-02-008

Perianth brownish-yellow (vs. that of S. rotundifolia is green), per Weakley's Flora.


range map need picture of flower of Smilax laurifolia, Bamboo-vine, Blaspheme-vine, Wild Bamboo, Bayvine
camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Bamboo-vine, Blaspheme-vine, Wild Bamboo, Bayvine
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Smilax laurifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Smilax laurifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Smilax laurifolia 041-02-010

camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Cinnamon Vine, Chinese Yam
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Dioscorea polystachya
SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) PLANTS National Database: Dioscorea oppositifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Dioscorea batatas 043-01-001

Rachis of male spikes obviously zigzagged; flowers sessile, per Flora of China.


camera icon Common Name: Japanese Hops
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Humulus japonicus
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Humulus japonicus
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Humulus japonicus 058-01-002

Staminate inflorescences axillary and terminal, erect, cymose panicles, per Flora of North America.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Common Climbing Buckwheat
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Fallopia scandens
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygonum scandens var. scandens
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Polygonum scandens var. scandens 063-04-022a

LESS THAN Generic Limits in Polygonum (Ronse Decraene & Akeroyd, 1988) Fallopia scandens

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Bilderdykia scandens


Flowers white or tinged with pink or green, in unbranched racemes, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Sweet Autumn Clematis, Yam-leaved Clematis, Sweet Autumn Virgin's Bower
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Clematis terniflora
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Clematis terniflora
(?) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Clematis dioscoreifolia 076-10-006

Flowers numerous, in compound cymose-paniculate inflorescences, per Weakley's Flora.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Virgin's Bower
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Clematis virginiana
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Clematis virginiana
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Clematis virginiana 076-10-007

Mostly dioecious, but with some perfect flowers (polygamo-dioecious), per Weakley's Flora.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Five-leaf Akebia, Chocolate-vine
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Akebia quinata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Akebia quinata
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Akebia quinata 078-01-001

Long-stalked clusters of small flowers have fragrance likened to chocolate, per A Field Guide for the Identification of Invasive Plants in Southern Forests.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Carolina Moonseed, Coralbeads, Carolina Snailseed, Red Moonseed
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cocculus carolinus
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cocculus carolinus
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Cocculus carolinus 079-01-001

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Epibaterium carolinum


Sepals and petals 1-2mm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Climbing Hydrangea, Woodvamp, Decumaria
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Decumaria barbara
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Decumaria barbara
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Decumaria barbara 094-03-001

SYNONYMOUS WITH Hydrangea species 1


Small fragrant creamy-white flowers in dense terminal clusters, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Chinese Wisteria
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Wisteria sinensis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Wisteria sinensis
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Wisteria sinensis 098-31-002

Raceme 1-2 dm long; the 25-95 flowers opening nearly simultaneously, per Weakley's Flora.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Common Groundnut
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Apios americana
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Apios americana
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Apios americana 098-39-001

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Glycine apios


Flowers 1/2" long, petals thick and brownish-purple, racemes dense & compact, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Climbing Butterfly-pea, Spurred Butterfly-pea
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Centrosema virginianum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Centrosema virginianum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Centrosema virginianum 098-41-001

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Bradburya virginiana


Flowers egg-shaped to nearly round, usually a white spot in center, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Butterfly-pea
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Clitoria mariana var. mariana
LESS THAN PLANTS National Database: Clitoria mariana
LESS THAN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Clitoria mariana 098-42-001

The standard up to 2" high, the wings & keel much smaller, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Annual Sand Bean, Beach Pea, Trailing Wild Bean
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Strophostyles helvola
(?) PLANTS National Database: Strophostyles helvola
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Strophostyles helvola 098-46-001

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999) Strophostyles helvula


Keel w a distinctly curved, slender beak projected away from the standard, per Phylogenetic Systematics of Strophostyles (Fabaceae) (Riley-Hulting, 2004).


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Kudzu, Foot-a-Day
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Pueraria montana var. lobata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Pueraria montana var. lobata
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Pueraria lobata 098-48-001

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Pueraria thunbergiana


Upper petal lavender-rose to wine-colored with an inner yellow spot, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.


camera icon Common Name: American Hog-peanut
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Amphicarpaea bracteata +
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Amphicarpaea bracteata +
LESS THAN & ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Amphicarpa bracteata 098-49-001

Racemes from upper axils nod on slender peduncles mostly 1-6cm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Eastern Poison Ivy
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Toxicodendron radicans var. radicans
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Toxicodendron radicans ssp. radicans
LESS THAN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Rhus radicans 110-01-002

GREATER THAN Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950) Rhus radicans var. radicans


Panicles in the lower leaf axils, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Wintercreeper, Climbing Euonymus, Chinese Spindle-tree
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Euonymus fortunei
GREATER THAN PLANTS National Database: Euonymus fortunei var. radicans

GREATER THAN PLANTS National Database Euonymus kiautschovica


Axillary clusters of inconspicuous flowers at the ends of Y-shaped stems, per Nonnative Invasive Plants of Southern Forests.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Virginia Creeper
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Parthenocissus quinquefolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Parthenocissus quinquefolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Parthenocissus quinquefolia 120-01-001

Tiny flowers have 5 yellowish-green petals & a red calyx, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Muscadine, Scuppernong
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Muscadinia rotundifolia var. rotundifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Vitis rotundifolia var. rotundifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Vitis rotundifolia 120-02-001

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Muscadinia rotundifolia


Inconspicuous greenish-white flowers in axillary clusters, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.


range map need picture of flower of Vitis labrusca, Fox Grape
camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Fox Grape
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Vitis labrusca
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Vitis labrusca
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Vitis labrusca 120-02-002

camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Frost Grape, Winter Grape, Chicken Grape
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Vitis vulpina
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Vitis vulpina
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Vitis vulpina 120-02-003

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Vitis cordifolia

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Vitis vulpina


Flowers numerous, yellow-green or green, small, polygamous, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


camera icon Common Name: Possum Grape
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Vitis cinerea var. baileyana
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Vitis cinerea var. baileyana
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Vitis baileyana 120-02-004

Inflorescence paniculate (to 12cm long when mature), per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


range map need picture of flower of Vitis aestivalis var. aestivalis, Summer Grape
camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Summer Grape
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Vitis aestivalis var. aestivalis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Vitis aestivalis var. aestivalis
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Vitis aestivalis var. aestivalis 120-02-005a

range map need picture of flower of Nekemias arborea, Peppervine
camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Peppervine
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Nekemias arborea
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ampelopsis arborea
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Ampelopsis arborea 120-03-001

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


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Porcelain-berry, Amur Peppervine
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Ampelopsis glandulosa
GREATER THAN PLANTS National Database: Ampelopsis brevipedunculata
GREATER THAN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Ampelopsis brevipedunculata 120-03-002

GREATER THAN Vitaceae (Chen, Ren, and Wen, 2007) Ampelopsis glandulosa var. brevipedunculata

LESS THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Ampelopsis heterophylla


Flowers in numerous tiny-branched clusters (cymes) opposite new leaves, per A Field Guide for the Identification of Invasive Plants in Southern Forests.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Passionflower, Maypop
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Passiflora incarnata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Passiflora incarnata
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Passiflora incarnata 131-01-001

Sepals and petals surmounted by elaborate fringelike purple-banded corona, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Yellow Passionflower
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Passiflora lutea
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Passiflora lutea
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Passiflora lutea 131-01-003

5 slender petals, 5 greenish sepals, a corona of threadlike segments, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: English Ivy, Common Ivy
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Hedera helix var. helix
LESS THAN PLANTS National Database: Hedera helix
LESS THAN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Hedera helix 139-01-001

SYNONYMOUS WITH World checklist and bibliography of Araliaceae (Frodin & Govaerts, 2003) Hedera helix ssp. helix

SYNONYMOUS WITH The genera of Araliaceae in the southeastern United States (Graham, 1966) Hedera helix var. helix


Flowers small: sepals 0.2-0.4mm, petals thick, 3-3.5mm long. Umbels terminal, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Carolina Jessamine, Yellow Jessamine
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Gelsemium sempervirens
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Gelsemium sempervirens
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Gelsemium sempervirens 154-01-001

Rich yellow, funnel-shaped flowers w 5 spreading lobes, on short pedicels, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Common Periwinkle
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Vinca minor
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Vinca minor
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Vinca minor 156-04-001

Flowers 2-3cm across, per Weakley's Flora.


camera icon Common Name: Compact Dodder
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cuscuta compacta
GREATER THAN PLANTS National Database: Cuscuta compacta var. compacta
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Cuscuta compacta 158-01-002

GREATER THAN PLANTS National Database Cuscuta compacta var. efimbriata


Flowers subtended by 1-10 bracts, per Key to the Dodders (Cuscuta, Convolvulaceae) of Alabama and Adjacent States (Spaulding, 2013).


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Common Dodder
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cuscuta gronovii
GREATER THAN PLANTS National Database: Cuscuta gronovii var. gronovii
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Cuscuta gronovii 158-01-008

GREATER THAN Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999) Cuscuta gronovii var. latiflora


Flowers pedicellate, corolla lobes more than 1mm long and mostly obtuse, per Key to the Dodders (Cuscuta, Convolvulaceae) of Alabama and Adjacent States (Spaulding, 2013).


camera icon Common Name: Twin-flowered Bindweed, Short-stalk False Bindweed
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Calystegia silvatica ssp. fraterniflora
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Calystegia silvatica ssp. fraterniflora

LESS THAN Manual of Vascular Plants of NE US & Adjacent Canada (Gleason & Cronquist,1991) Calystegia sepium

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952) Convolvulus sepium var. fraterniflorus


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Common Morning Glory
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ipomoea purpurea
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ipomoea purpurea
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Ipomoea purpurea 158-07-003

The 2-3" funnelform flowers may be purple, blue, pink, white or variegated, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Small White Morning Glory, Small-flowered Morning Glory, Whitestar
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ipomoea lacunosa
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ipomoea lacunosa
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Ipomoea lacunosa 158-07-008

Corolla white, campanulate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Manroot, Wild Potato Vine, Man-of-the-earth, Wild Sweet Potato
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ipomoea pandurata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ipomoea pandurata
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Ipomoea pandurata 158-07-011

Corolla campanulate, the limb white, the tube lavender within, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Cross-vine
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Bignonia capreolata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Bignonia capreolata
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Anisostichus capreolata 167-01-001

Trumpet or bell-shaped reddish or maroon corolla w 5 flaring yellow lobes, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Trumpet-creeper, Trumpet Vine, Cow-Itch Vine
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Campsis radicans
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Campsis radicans
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Campsis radicans 167-02-001

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Bignonia radicans


Flowers trumpet-shaped, corolla slightly 2-lipped with 5 flared lobes, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Japanese Honeysuckle
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Lonicera japonica
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lonicera japonica
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Lonicera japonica 174-02-004

Thin tubular flaring to 5 lobes, the longest lobes about equaling tube, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Coral Honeysuckle, Woodbine, Trumpet Honeysuckle
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Lonicera sempervirens
(?) PLANTS National Database: Lonicera sempervirens
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Lonicera sempervirens 174-02-005

GREATER THAN Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999) Lonicera sempervirens var. hirsutula

GREATER THAN Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999) Lonicera sempervirens var. sempervirens


Corolla red, often yellow within, tube 3-5cm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Bur Cucumber, Star Cucumber, Nimble-Kate
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Sicyos angulatus
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sicyos angulatus
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Sicyos angulatus 177-07-001

Flowers greenish-white with 5-lobed corollas, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Climbing Hempweed
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Mikania scandens
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Mikania scandens
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Mikania scandens 179-35-001

Numerous heads, each with 4 disc flowers, in small rounded clusters, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


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