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Fringed Twinevine

Funastrum cynanchoides

Climbing Milkweed Vine, Twine-vine

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Native Habitat: Woodland
Edwards Plateau, Southern Texas Plains, Texas Blackland Prairies

Maintenance

Twines on fences & other plants

Comments

Prominent heart shaped leaves, well drained soil; Host plant for Monarch butterfly. Good addition to naturalized garden. Larval Host: Milkweed, Monarch, Queen butterfly.

Growth Form

Vine

Height

0.5 to
1 ft

Spread

5 to
6 ft

Soil Type(s)

Sand, Loam, Limestone, Caliche

Light Requirement

Part Shade

Water Requirement

Low

Leaf Retention

Deciduous

Lifespan

Perennial

Bloom Color

White, Pink, Purple

Bloom Season

Spring, Summer

Seasonal Interest

Forage, Larval Host

Wildlife Benefit

Butterflies

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References

1) Griffith, Bryce, Omernick & Rodgers (2007). Ecoregions of Texas. 2) https://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=FUCY. 3) https://portal.torcherbaria.org/portal/taxa/index.php?taxon=Funastrum+cynanchoides&formsubmit=Search+Terms. 4) http://bonap.net/TDC/Image/Map?taxonType=Species&taxonId=1482&locationType=County&mapType=Normal. 5) https://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=513718#null