Saturday, September 16, 2017

Climbing milkweed vine

Our climbing milkweed vine (Funastrum cynanchoides) finally bloomed! I love milkweed flowers.

Thought I'd throw in a photo of one of my favorite beetles, a Texas ironclad (Zopherus nodulosus haldemani), that showed up this week.


Ann said...

Our east Texas climbing milkweed vine has maroon flowers!

Melody McMahon said...

I"ve never seen one of those vines before. It's so pretty! Where did you find it?
I found a "new to me" vine this morning on my walk. It has small purple flowers like a snapdragon vine but the leaves are different. Still trying to i.d. it! Always something new in God's garden!

Sheryl Smith-Rodgers said...

I bought it at a native plant sale in Boerne last year (vendor was Natives of Texas in Medina.....just looked back on my blog). Oooooo, send me a photo of your mystery plant!!

Anonymous said...

This vine showed up along my house last summer. It really is pretty, but boy does it grow fast. Mine has a milky white substance that leaks out each time a piece of the vine breaks. Does yours? I only ask because I've seen many images on Google searches that look exactly like mine only they have a clear substance, so I wasn't real sure if that's what I actually had. Do you know the best way to get this vine to grow in other places in my yard? Thinking about trying to grow it up some trellises for privacy in my backyard. Thanks
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Sheryl Smith-Rodgers said...

Sorry for the late reply, Anonymous....the milky substance confirms that your vine is a milkweed species. Have you collected seeds? That'd be one good way to start new vines. Milkweeds can be prolific seeds producers. My pearl milkweed vines sure have been this summer!

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