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Matelea biflora (Purple Milkweed Vine)

$ 14.98
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Size: 1 gal

Comment: Small

See more: Perennials

Purple Milkweed Vine is a trailing vine that features five-petaled star-shaped dark purple flowers that produce a very prickly typical looking milkweed pod. It grows in pastures and prairies, often in chalky soils.  The stems of the vine grow from a central rootstock and extend to about 2 feet in length. It prefers to grow in full sun to part shade. Bees, butterflies, and birds visit it. It is a host plant to Queen and Soldier butterflies.

 

AT A GLANCE

Texas native Yes
Water use Low
Sun exposure Part sun to part shade
Bloom color Dark purple, brown
Bloom time Spring, summer
Mature height 2 ft
Mature width 2 ft
Attracts Butterflies, bees
Host plant Soldier, Queen butterflies.
Poisonous Yes

 

 

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 Present in state
 Present in county and native
 Native to North America, but adventive & escaped in state         
 Not present in state
 Present and rare, native in county
 Previously present, now extinct
 Questionable presence (cross-hatched, regardless of color)         

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