Funastrum cynanchoides (Decne.) Schltr.
Fringed twinevine, Climbing milkweed vine, Twine-vine
Asclepiadaceae (Milkweed Family)
USDA Symbol: FUCY
There are several similar species in the Southwest, all hairy or downy and with foliage that smells somewhat like hot rubber.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug
DistributionUSA: AR , AZ , CA , NM , NV , OK , TX , UT
Native Distribution: Southern California east through southern Utah to Oklahoma and Texas, and south to Mexico.
Native Habitat: Chaparral & brush country, Open woodlands
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Limestone-based, Caliche type, Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam, Clay
BenefitUse Ornamental: Attractive, Blooms ornamental, Twines on fences & other plants
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Larval Host: Milkweed, Monarch, Queen butterfly.
Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA)Funastrum cynanchoides is a larval host and/or nectar source for:
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Learn more at BAMONA
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
National Butterfly Center - Mission, TX
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-1310 Collected 2013-10-26 in Starr County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
BibliographyBibref 291 - Texas Wildscapes: Gardening for Wildlife (1999) Damude, N. & K.C. Bender
Bibref 286 - Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country (1989) Enquist, M.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Funastrum cynanchoides in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Funastrum cynanchoides in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Funastrum cynanchoides
MetadataRecord Modified: 2010-04-17
Research By: TWC Staff