|Photo taken by Gil Nelson|
|Division:||Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants|
|Class:||Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons|
| Decumaria barbara|
|Natural range of Decumaria barbara from USDA NRCS Plants Database.|
Common names: Woodvamp; Climbing hydrangea; Cowitch vine
It has a vining and climbing habit.
"High-climbing, woody vine with adventitious, aerial roots. Leaves opposite, ovate, elliptic, or obovate, 3-12 cm long, 1-7 cm wide, glabrous above, pubescent beneath, at least n the veins, acute or acuminate, entire to coarsely serrate, base cuneate to cordate, petiolate. Corymbs terminal, 4-10 cm broad; flowers numerous, perfect, regular, bracteates, short-pedicellate. Calyx tube 7-10 cm ribbed, turbinate, ca. 1.5 mm long in anthesis, 3.5-4 mm long in fruit, lobes 7-10, persistent, 0.2-1 mm long; petals 7-10, white; stamens numerous; carpels 7-10, stigma capitate with 7-10 lobes, style solitary, thick, ca. 1 mm long, ovary inferior, 7-10 locular, many-ovulate, placentation parietal. Capsules turbinate or obovoid, conspicuously longitudinally ribbed, 4-5 mm long; seeds lustrous, yellow, linear-terete, ca. 2 mm long." 
It is found in in swampy woods, along banks and streams, in floodplains, in mesic woodlands, slopes of ravines, and seen climbing on a tree trunk. It requires low light levels. It is associated with drying sandy loam soil types.
Associated species includes Acer, Carpinus, Fraxinus, Nyssa, Quercus, Taxodium.
Conservation and management
Cultivation and restoration
References and notes
- Florida State University Robert K. Godfrey Herbarium database. URL: http://herbarium.bio.fsu.edu. Last accessed: June 2014. Collectors: Loran C. Anderson, Rodie White, Robert K. Godfrey, Travis MacClendon, Karen MacClendon, and Kathy Willis. States and Counties: Florida: Calhoun, Gadsden, Jackson, Liberty, and Wakulla. Georgia: Grady.
- Radford, Albert E., Harry E. Ahles, and C. Ritchie Bell. Manual of the Vascular Flora of the Carolinas. 1964, 1968. The University of North Carolina Press. 520. Print.
- []Accessed: April 17, 2016
- []Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Accessed: April 16, 2016