Gulf Coast Swallow-wort

23 Jun

This was another plant found last week on the roadside near Ozello, Fl.  The Gulf Coast Swallow-wort is a native climbing milkweed. Clusters of small pale peachy colored flowers are along a twining vine with sparse slender leaves. More easily noticed because of the typical seed pods, and also as host plant for the Queen butterfly.

It prefers the brackish salty areas along the Florida coastal counties.

Gulf Coast Swallow-wort - Cynanchum angustifolium

One Response to “Gulf Coast Swallow-wort”

  1. FlowerLady June 27, 2011 at 7:14 am #

    What a sweet milkweed. I’ve never seen one before. It’s amazing to me just how many native plants and flowers there are that are not at the local nurseries.


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