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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Antigonon leptopus   FAMILY Polygonaceae


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Antigonon leptopus   FAMILY Polygonaceae

(?) -
Corculum leptopum

SYNONYMOUS WITH -
Corculum leptopus

 

COMMON NAME:
Love-chain, Queen's-jewels, Confederate-vine, Corallita


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image of Antigonon leptopus, Love-chain, Queen's-jewels, Confederate-vine, Corallita

Keith Bradley    kab_a_leptopus_71364

October    Miami-Dade County    FL

Krome Bird Refuge

Tepals ovate to elliptic, outer three broader than inner two, per Flora of North America.

image of Antigonon leptopus, Love-chain, Queen's-jewels, Confederate-vine, Corallita

Keith Bradley    kab_a_leptopus_71366

October    Miami-Dade County    FL

Krome Bird Refuge

image of Antigonon leptopus, Love-chain, Queen's-jewels, Confederate-vine, Corallita

Keith Bradley    kab_a_leptopus_71377

October    Miami-Dade County    FL

Krome Bird Refuge

A climbing vine, unusual in Polygonaceae in having tendrils, per Flora of North America.

image of Antigonon leptopus, Love-chain, Queen's-jewels, Confederate-vine, Corallita

Keith Bradley    kab_a_leptopus_71377b

October    Miami-Dade County    FL

Krome Bird Refuge

Tendrils terminal and axillary, per Flora of North America.

image of Antigonon leptopus, Love-chain, Queen's-jewels, Confederate-vine, Corallita

Keith Bradley    kab_a_leptopus_71377c

October    Miami-Dade County    FL

Krome Bird Refuge

Leaf base usually cordate, margins ciliate, apex acute to acuminate, per Flora of North America.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Antigonon leptopus   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Antigonon leptopus   FAMILY Polygonaceae

(?) -
Corculum leptopum

SYNONYMOUS WITH -
Corculum leptopus

 

Search by scientific name:

3854

Herbaceous vine (base sometimes woody)
Perennial

Non-native: tropical America

Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Rare

Look for it to be commonly cultivated, rarely persisting or escaping, per Weakley's Flora

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

or click here to see a map from SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall
Pink to purplish
Bisexual
5 petaloid sepals of two different sizes, united at base, perianth campanulate
Petals absent
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall
Brown
Achene

 

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