Adlumia fungosa  (Aiton) Greene - Allegheny Vine


 

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Adlumia fungosa - (image 1 of 5)

 

Taxonomy

Family: Fumariaceae

Habitat

Rocky clearings. Also occurs in woods after fire.

Associates

 

Distribution

Most frequent in Allegheny Mountains. This specimen was found in Onondaga County NY. Endangered in KY and RI. Threatened in ME, MD, MA, NH, OH, and TN. Extirpated from IN and rare in the Chicago region.

Morphology

Delicate, biennial vine to 10'. Leaves blue-green, pinnate compound; leaflets with 3 deeply cut lobes. Flowers pink, petals 4 (2 inner, 2 outer), stamens 6, sepals 2, corollas spongy.

Notes

Flowers July to September

Wetland indicator: Upland

An attractive biennial vine related to Corydalis.

References

Swink, F. and G. Wilhelm. 1994. Plants of the Chicago Region.
Indiana Academy of Science. The Morton Arboretum. Lisle, Illinois.

 

USDA, NRCS. 2002. The PLANTS Database, Version 3.5 (http://plants.usda.gov).
National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA

 


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