Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1975

Herbaceous vine
Perennial
Has milky sap (latex)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Common in NC-SC Piedmont & SC Coastal Plain, rare in SC Mtns, uncommon elsewhere
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Look for it in mesic to wet forests & thickets, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Usually opposite

FLOWER:
Summer
Yellow/ Purplish-brown
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5-lobed rotate corolla
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Follicle

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Gonolobus suberosus var. suberosus   FAMILY Apocynaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Matelea gonocarpos   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

GREATER THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 157-03-001&2:
Matelea gonocarpa   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

GREATER THAN Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952):
Gonolobus gonocarpos

GREATER THAN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas:
Matelea suberosa

 

COMMON NAME:
Eastern Anglepod