Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Skunk-vine - Paederia foetida   L.
Members of Rubiaceae:
Only member of Paederia in NC.
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DistributionTwo specimens have been collected from one population at the NC Zoological Park, Asheboro, Randolph County -- both by Pete Diamond in 1998. The plants were definitely not planted.

Native of southeastern Asia; in N.A. NC to FL, also LA-TX.
AbundanceVery rare.
HabitatBeside an exhibit building at a zoo.
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting -- no data.
IdentificationSkunk-vine is a low-climber or scrambler over the ground. The leaves are opposite, well-stalked, narrowly ovate, pointed, and with a truncate base. The flowers occur in leaf axils, are tubular, about 1 cm long, white with a dark red throat.
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