Wild Florida Photo
Nature Photography by Paul Rebmann
Click on the thumbnail to open the full size photo.
Click any of the thumbnails above to view the full sized photo in a lightbox.
Once opened, click on the right or left side of the images to scroll through the other images above.
WHITE MILKWEED VINE
Synonym: Funastrum clausum
This member of the milkweed family is a twining, herbaceous, perrenial vine with opposite, oblong to linear dark green leaves. The five-lobed flowers are about 1cm wide, fragrant, hairy and grow in globular clusters. White twinevine grows in the moist soils of hammocks, coastal strand, swamps and mangroves of central and south Florida, Texas and the Virgin Islands. S. clausum is the only species of this genus in Florida. The genus name is listed by various sources as either Sarcostema or Funastrum with the proper classification widely debated.Tweet