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Georgia Native Vines

About 25 percent of the plant species native to North America are at risk of extinction. You can help reverse this trend by planting great native plants in your garden.

Native Plants, Native Vines, Georgia Native Vines, Georgia Native Climbers

From the high mountain ridges of north Georgia to the flatwoods and swamps of south Georgia, Georgia’s landscape is carpeted with a rich array of wildflowers and native plants. It is home to many species of native lycopytes, pteridophytes, gymnosperms, and flowering plants. Noted for its glorious springtime, warm summers, brisk autumns, and brief winters, Georgia can also support many non-native species, and they are beginning to make their way across the landscape. Regrettably, some of these exotic immigrants are invasive and are threatening the native flora and ecology of the state. 

According to the U.S. Forest Service, Invasive species have contributed to the decline of 42% of U.S. endangered and threatened species, and 18% of U.S. endangered or threatened species. Invasive species compete directly with native species for moisture, sunlight, nutrients, and space. They displace and alter native plant communities, degrade wildlife habitat and water quality, and potentially lead to increased soil erosion.

The federal government has estimated that nearly 25 percent of the 20,000 plant species native to North America are at risk of extinction, many of these through habitat loss. You can help reverse this trend by planting great native plants in your garden.

A plant is considered native if it has occurred naturally in a particular region or ecosystem without human introduction. There are many benefits to growing native plants.

  • First, these plants are better adapted to soils, moisture, and weather than exotic plants that evolved in other parts of the world. They need fewer fertilizers, and pesticides or use less water.
  • Second, they are unlikely to escape and become invasive, destroying natural habitats.
  • Third, they support wildlife, providing shelter and food for native birds and insects, while exotic plants do not.

Here is a list of Georgia native vines that are well-suited for plantings in gardens.

  • Never collect native plants from the wild as it will deplete natural ecosystems. 
  • When possible, plant species grown straight from local seed sources. These native originals are the best choice, as they co-evolved with specific wildlife, which supports migration, breeding, and other seasonal interdependencies.

Guide Information

Plant Type Climbers
Native Plants United States, Southeast, Georgia

Georgia Native Vines

Apios americana (American Groundnut)
Aristolochia macrophylla (Dutchman’s Pipe)
Bignonia capreolata (Cross Vine)
Campsis radicans (Trumpet Vine)
Celastrus scandens (American Bittersweet)
Clematis viorna (Viorna Group)
Clematis virginiana (Virgin’s Bower)
Clitoria mariana (Atlantic Pigeon Wings)
Gelsemium sempervirens (Carolina Jessamine)
Lonicera sempervirens (Trumpet Honeysuckle)
Parthenocissus quinquefolia (Virginia Creeper)
Passiflora incarnata (Wild Passion Flower)
Vitis labrusca (Fox Grape)
Vitis rotundifolia (Muscadine)
Wisteria frutescens (American Wisteria)

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.

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Plant Type Climbers
Native Plants United States, Southeast, Georgia
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Lower South Coastal South

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