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Honeyvine milkweed

Cynanchum laeve


Seed pods on a vine growing at woodland edge. Pods & seeds similar to milkweed in appearance but growth habit entirely different. Unfortunately the vine is devoid of leaves.


Any ideas anyone?

No species ID suggestions


auntnance123 6 years ago

Thanks, Karen for the spotting--and all of you for the discussion--with this help I ID my spotting:

textless 6 years ago

It seems like at least half of the flowers I find around here and really like are horrible invasives... but like your milkweed, they're still pretty.

KarenL 6 years ago

Thanks textless! Neither had I - though apparently this is considered a noxious weed!

textless 6 years ago

Really pretty - I've never seen this.

KarenL 6 years ago

Thanks Lars & Kristal!

Edward, I think I've learned far more botany here then I ever managed to absorb at school! :)

KristalWatrous 6 years ago

Very cool!

as did I ....... thanks for the great learning opportunity Karen!

LarsKorb 6 years ago

beautiful, Karen

KarenL 6 years ago

Thanks Edward! I never knew there was a species of climbing milkweed! I learn something new every day here on Project Noah!

search the name ...... i just did. It's a climbibg milkweed this gives you all the info you need

Cynanchum laeve ..... run it through Google.

This is Cynanchum laeve (perhaps more frequently known by its old scientific name, Ampelamus albidus) and commonly known as honeyvine, honeyvine milkweed or climbing milkweed.

Cynanchum laeve from the USDA Plants Database

Honeyvine milkweed from the Virginia Tech Weed Identification Guide

me either off hand, will check into it though.

dandoucette 6 years ago

I was just going to suggest milkweed, but you know your stuff Karen. Hmmm, a vine, eh? I'm not sure what it is.

it looks like a milkweed seedpod

Tennessee, USA

Lat: 35.90, Long: -86.96

Spotted on Oct 31, 2011
Submitted on Oct 31, 2011


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