Friday, October 10, 2014

Clustervine (Jacquemontia tamnifolia)

September 22nd, 2014 
Clustervine (Jacquemontia tamnifolia)
Walton County, Georgia

Clustervine is also called Jacquemontia , Smallflower Morning Glory, Hairy Clustervine. It’s not native to the Southeastern U. S. Until now, Jasper County was the northernmost county in Georgia in which I’d seen this plant – although it has been documented in several counties in north Georgia including Morgan and Clark counties. It’s the first time I’ve seen it in bloom.


Ellen Honeycutt said...

Great pictures of this species. It is always such a surprise to find this when it blooms and it has puzzled many a person.

JSK said...

I almost missed this one and it took me a few seconds to remember what it was. It took me a lot longer to identify it the first time I saw it bloom). I was delighted to find it in bloom since I had never seen the blooms.
As a footnote, when I rode past today, the plant was gone; someone had mowed the shoulder.