OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Ericales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Pieris phillyreifolia   FAMILY Ericaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pieris phillyreifolia   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Ampelothamnus phillyreifolius

 

COMMON NAME:
Vine-wicky, Climbing Fetterbush, Climbing Wicky


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image of Pieris phillyreifolia, Vine-wicky, Climbing Fetterbush, Climbing Wicky

Will Stuart    wil_8578178428_5881ea1cdd

March    Pickens County    SC

SC Botanical Garden

The only viny member of the Ericaceae in the United States, per Flora of North America.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Pieris phillyreifolia   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pieris phillyreifolia   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Ampelothamnus phillyreifolius

 

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2630

Shrub; Woody vine
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

Habitat: Acidic swamp forests, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Winter/Spring
White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5-lobed calyx
Weakly 5-ridged cylindric-urceolate corolla
10 included stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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