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Sarcostemma cynanchoides ssp. hartwegii

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Species Name: Sarcostemma cynanchoides ssp. hartwegii
Common Name: Climbing Milkweed

This unusual vine attracts butterflies. It grows well in dry areas where it can climb on shrubs for support. Flowers are followed by fruits which bear plumed seeds.

Plant Family: Asclepiadaceae
Plant Type: Vine
Height by Width: 3-6' long
Growth Habit: Climbing, twining
Deciduous/Evergreen: Semi-deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to moderate
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: April-July
Flower Color: Pink to purple
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: Deserts
Natural Habitat: Dry, sandy, rocky arroyos or plains

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