Host an Event Volunteer Join Tickets

Support the plant database you love!


Plant Database

Search for native plants by scientific name, common name or family. If you are not sure what you are looking for, try the Combination Search or our Recommended Species lists.

Enter a Plant Name:
Or you can choose a plant family:
Matelea edwardsensis (Plateau milkvine)
Carr, Bill

Matelea edwardsensis

Matelea edwardsensis Correll

Plateau Milkvine, Plateau Milkweed Vine

Asclepiadaceae (Milkweed Family)


USDA Symbol: maed

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


From the Image Gallery

4 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Vine
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Cordate , Ovate
Leaf Apex: Acuminate , Acute
Leaf Base: Cordate
Fruit Type: Follicle
Size Notes: Stems prostrate, up to about 30 inches long.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Green
Bloom Time: Apr , May


Native Distribution: Edwards Plateau of Texas, endemic.
Native Habitat: Stony or gravelly soils in open woodlands, climbing on other plants.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

NPSOT - Austin Chapter - Austin, TX


Bibref 293 - Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas (1979) Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston
Bibref 286 - Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country (1989) Enquist, M.

Search More Titles in Bibliography

Web Reference

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

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-02-17
Research By: TWC Staff

Go back