Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2620

Climbing woody vine
Perennial
Apparently dioecious

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

Common in Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere)

Look for it in swamp forests, bottomlands, streambanks, also upland in mesic to even xeric uplands over calcareous rock or sediment, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Greenish
5-merous
5-toothed calyx
5 petals
5 stamens

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Blue-black
Drupe

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Rosales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Berchemia scandens   FAMILY Rhamnaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Berchemia scandens   FAMILY Rhamnaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 119-01-001:
Berchemia scandens   FAMILY Rhamnaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Supplejack, American Rattan, Rattan-vine


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picture of Berchemia scandens, image of Berchemia scandens

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_besc_001_lvd

        

picture of Berchemia scandens, image of Berchemia scandens

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_besc_003_lvd

        

picture of Berchemia scandens, image of Berchemia scandens

JK Marlow    jkm100508_028

May    Charleston County    SC

Drayton Hall

A woody climbing vine with alternate, oval to elliptic-lanceolate leaves, per Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast.

picture of Berchemia scandens, image of Berchemia scandens

JK Marlow    s090716_080

July    Georgetown County    SC

Huntington Beach State Park

Lateral veins nearly straight, evenly spaced and parallel, per Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast.