|Scientific Name||Funastrum cynanchoides var. cynanchoides
(Sarcostemma cynanchoides var. cynanchoides)
|USDA PLANTS Symbol||FUCYC|
|Common Name||Climbing Milkweed, Fringed Twinevine||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||566035|
|Description||Habitat: Sandy or rocky soils along creeks, riverbanks, woodlands, canyons, desert washes, floodplains and disturbed sites.
Plant: Twining, climbing perennial vine growing over the tops of adjacent bushes; smooth, slender and much-branched stems 3 to 10 feet or (more) long; milky, sticky sap.
Leaves: Smooth, broadly triangular-lanceolate with cordate bases, uo to ~3 inches long; opposite on petioles up to 3/4-inch long.
Inflorescence: Many-flowered umbels on peduncles 3/4 to 2 inches long; white to greenish-white flowers with corollas with 5 pointed lobes about 3/8-inch across, may be reddish-purple-tinged and on pedicels 3/8 to 3/4-inch long.
Bloom Period: April to August.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston, "Wildflowers of Texas" by Michael Eason, and SEINet.
Note: Some references divide the species into a couple of variants (and subspecies) and others do not, considering these as synonyms.
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Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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