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Matelea carolinensis (Maroon carolina milkvine)
Cressler, Alan

Matelea carolinensis

Matelea carolinensis (Jacq.) Woodson

Maroon Carolina Milkvine, Carolina Anglepod, Climbing Milkweed

Asclepiadaceae (Milkweed Family)

Synonym(s): Gonolobus carolinensis, Odontostephana carolinensis, Vincetoxicum carolinense, Vincetoxicum hirsutum

USDA Symbol: MACA9

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Vine

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Purple , Brown
Bloom Notes: Flowers brownish-maroon.


USA: AL , AR , DC , DE , GA , KY , LA , MD , MS , NC , SC , TN , TX , VA

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2014-11-10
Research By: JAM

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