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Funastrum cynanchoides ssp. heterophyllum (Vail) Kartesz, comb. nov. ined.
Hartweg's twinevine, Vine milkweed
USDA Symbol: FUCYH
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Vine Size Notes:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug
AZ , CA , NM , NV , TX , UT Native Distribution:
Roadsides, Canyons, Hillsides/Slopes Native Habitat:
Roadsides, Canyons, Hillsides, Slopes USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Caliche type, Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam, Clay, Rocky.
BenefitUse Ornamental: Twines on fences & other plants, Blooms ornamental, Showy, Attractive
Use Wildlife: Seeds-Granivorous birds, Nesting material.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Larval Host: Milkweed, Monarch, Queen butterfly.
Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA)
Funastrum cynanchoides ssp. heterophyllum
is a larval host and/or nectar source for:
PropagationPropagation Material: Seeds
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Record Modified: 2012-06-30
Research By: TWC Staff