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Digital Herbaria

Matelea biflora

Matelea biflora (Raf.) Woodson

Purple Milkweed Vine, Star Milkvine

Asclepiadaceae (Milkweed Family)

USDA Symbol: MABI6
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

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Specimen & Label Data

Matelea biflora

Purple Milkweed Vine


Location: N side of Canyon Lake on Canyon Lake Island. On road-cut at 801 Military Drive.
Latitude: 0.000000

Habitat: Scarce in grassy, semi-shady areas.

Description: Stems, radiating from a woody rootstock, grow to 60 cm long. All parts are coverd with long, spreading hairs. Flowers, in pairs, are star-shaped and dark purple.

County: Comal
Collector: Mary Beth White
Collection Date: May 14, 1993
Specimen number: 133

Herbarium Owner: NPSOT
Herbarium ID: 0371
Accession Date: May 25, 1993
Accession Number: 29

Annotations: SCXXC

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