Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Woody vine
Perennial

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

Common (rare in Mountains)

Look for it in swamp forests & bottomlands, moist forests in the mountains, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade shade ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
7-10 petals
Numerous stamens

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Decumaria barbara   FAMILY Hydrangeaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Decumaria barbara   FAMILY Hydrangeaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 094-03-001:
Decumaria barbara   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Hydrangea species 1

 

COMMON NAME:
Climbing Hydrangea, Woodvamp, Decumaria


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image of Decumaria barbara

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_deba4_001_lvd

        

image of Decumaria barbara

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_deba4_002_lvd

        

image of Decumaria barbara

JK Marlow    jkm0302b_15

February    Greenville County    SC

It can climb straight up a tree using numerous aerial rootlets, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.

image of Decumaria barbara

JK Marlow    jkm0304m_29

April    Greenville County    SC

Creekside/Riverside

Encircles the tree in an airy fringe of greenery, per Gardening with Native Plants of the South.

image of Decumaria barbara

JK Marlow    jkm110529_789

May    Greenville County    SC

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

image of Decumaria barbara

JK Marlow    jkm110529_789b

May    Greenville County    SC

Calyx tube 7-10 ribbed, turbinate, about 1.5mm long in anthesis, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Decumaria barbara

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmdbarbara_nt

May        

Leaves somewhat fleshy in texture, margins entire or barely toothed, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.

image of Decumaria barbara

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmdbarbara_tc1

May        

image of Decumaria barbara

JK Marlow    jkm0507k_31

July    Greenville County    SC

Capsules turbinate or obovoid, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Decumaria barbara

JK Marlow    jkm0507k_33

July    Greenville County    SC

image of Decumaria barbara

JK Marlow    jkm0507n_37

July    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

This handsome vine climbs to the tops of trees via adventitious roots, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Decumaria barbara

JK Marlow    jkm9907a_04a

July    Greenville County    SC

Creekside/Riverside

image of Decumaria barbara

JK Marlow    jkm9907a_05a

July    Greenville County    SC

Creekside/Riverside

Found in rich woods, swamps, riverbanks, often where soil is acid, per Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast.

image of Decumaria barbara

JK Marlow    jkm080824_002

August    Greenville County    SC