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Cynanchum angustifolium

Cynanchum angustifolium Pers.

Gulf Coast Swallow-wort, Vine Milkweed

Asclepiadaceae (Milkweed Family)

Synonym(s): Cynanchum palustre, Funastrum angustifolium, Lyonia palustris

USDA Symbol: CYAN5

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Vine
Size Notes: Twining vine, up to about 10 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Green


USA: AL , FL , GA , LA , MS , NC , SC , TX

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FACW OBL
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Cynanchum angustifolium in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Cynanchum angustifolium in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Cynanchum angustifolium


Record Modified: 2018-02-21
Research By: CBR

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