Bearded Swallow-wort

Bearded Swallow-wort FlowerThicket Threadvine

Cynanchum barbigerum (Scheele) Shinners

Flower

Family : Asclepiadaceae

Longevity : Annual

Origin : Native

Season : Warm

Bearded Swallow-wort can be found climbing on boulders and over forbs and shrubs in the South Texas Plains and Edwards Plateau. It is a climbing vine that reaches a length of 6 feet. The dark green leaves are 1/2 to 1 1/2 inches long and have smooth edges. The creamy white flowers are small, measuring 1/8 inch. Bearded Swallow-wort blooms from March to July.

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