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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picture of Decumaria barbara, image of Decumaria barbara

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

        

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

        

picture of Decumaria barbara, 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.

picture of Decumaria barbara, 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.

picture of Decumaria barbara, 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.

picture of Decumaria barbara, 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.

picture of Decumaria barbara, 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.

picture of Decumaria barbara, image of Decumaria barbara

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmdbarbara_tc1

May        

picture of Decumaria barbara, image of Decumaria barbara

JK Marlow    jkm0507k_31

July    Greenville County    SC

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

picture of Decumaria barbara, image of Decumaria barbara

JK Marlow    jkm0507k_33

July    Greenville County    SC

picture of Decumaria barbara, 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.

picture of Decumaria barbara, image of Decumaria barbara

JK Marlow    jkm9907a_04a

July    Greenville County    SC

Creekside/Riverside

picture of Decumaria barbara, 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.

picture of Decumaria barbara, image of Decumaria barbara

JK Marlow    jkm080824_002

August    Greenville County    SC