Other common names:
Dog Strangling Vine, Poison-rope Swallowwort|
Other scientific names:
Vincetoxicum album, Vincetoxicum hirundinaria, Vincetoxicum officinale
Dogbane Family (Apocynaceae), (Milkweed Family (Asclepiadaceae))
Opposite leaves on a vine, milkweed-like seed pods and seeds.
Black Swallowwort (Cynanchum louiseae)
Pale Swallowwort (Cynanchum rossicum)
Summer; White; 5 parts (petals); 5-petals, white, 1/4" wide, late spring & summer.
Opposite/Whorled, Entire; Opposite pairs, sometimes in a whorl, egg-shaped.
Vine, 2-6 feet long.
In a pod, closely resembling those of milkweed. but smaller.
Fields and Open Areas; Open areas, forest edges.
This is a highly invasive alien plant, that will aggressively take over an area once it gets a chance. Pull it up before it gets a foothold.
Swallow-wort: Monarch Menace, from The Monday Garden, by Sue Sweeney
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