Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Milkvine or Milkweed Vine

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This is a seed pod from a milkvine or milkweed vine, and very beautifully and wonderfully made it is. It is a native vine, but one that is not so friendly if you ask me. If you let this plant set seed in your garden, you will be pulling and cutting them out for years to come. Look here for a picture of the unspectacular flowers.http://sparkleberrysprings.com/v-web/b2/images/a/ascmatgonpl.jpg
It is a member of the milkweed family (Asclepidaceae) but does not attract many butterflies, at least at my house. I have read that even when eggs are laid on the plant, they fail to mature. The genus is Matelea.

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