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Cynanchum maccartii

Cynanchum maccartii Shinners

Maccart's Swallow-wort

Asclepiadaceae (Milkweed Family)

Synonym(s): Cynanchum palmeri, Metastelma palmeri

USDA Symbol: CYMA3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Vine
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Leaf Shape: Lanceolate , Linear
Leaf Apex: Acuminate , Acute
Leaf Base: Cuneate , Rounded
Inflorescence: Axillary

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Green
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
Bloom Notes: Greenish-white to cream colored


Native Distribution: Rio Grand Plains and the Edwards Plateau of Texas; also northeastern Mexico
Native Habitat: On rocky bluffs and in pastures.

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2016-08-04
Research By: TWC Staff

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