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NC Native Plant Society:
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Schisandra glabra

Star-vine, Climbing-magnolia, Magnolia-vine

Scientific Name:

Schisandra glabra

Genus:

Schisandra

Species Epithet:

glabra

Common Name:

Star-vine, Climbing-magnolia, Magnolia-vine

Plant Type

Woody Vine

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Schisandraceae (Star-Vine Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

6-12 ft., 12-36 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Red, Orange, Green

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day, Less than 2 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

May, June, July

Growing Area:

Piedmont, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Rich slopes adjacent to bottomland forests, mesic “islands” surrounded by bottomlands, moist hammocks. Known from only 2 NC counties, one in the Coastal Plain and 1 in the Piedmont. More common farther south and west.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Recommended and Available

State Rank:

S1: Critically imperiled (*Key)

Global Rank:

G3 - Vulnerable (*Key)

State Status:

T: Threatened (*Key)

Notes:

A climbing vine that can reach high into trees. Small red/orange flowers, shiny red fruits, and yellow fall foliage.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

https://auth1.dpr.ncparks.gov/flora/plant_list.php

http://ncaudubon.org/700

https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/schisandra-glabra/

https://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=SCGL7



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