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Matelea cynanchoides (Prairie milkvine)
Huecksteadt, John

Matelea cynanchoides

Matelea cynanchoides (Engelm.) Woodson

Prairie Milkvine

Asclepiadaceae (Milkweed Family)

Synonym(s): Gonolobus cynanchoides

USDA Symbol: MACY3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Follicle
Size Notes: Stems prostrate to ascending, up to about 18 inches long.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Purple , Brown
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug


USA: AR , LA , OK , TX

Web Reference

Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-01-10
Research By: TWC Staff

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