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Funastrum clausum, Sarcostemma clausum , White Milkweed-vine

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 Funastrum clausum, Sarcostemma clausum
Family: Apocynaceae   (Formerly:Asclepiadaceae)
Subfamily: Asclepiadoideae
White Milkweed-vine
Origin: Florida
Vine or creeperFull sunShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

It has a variety of horticultural uses and can be grown in a moist, sunny area wherever a vigorous, freely flowering vine is desired. It is also highly recommended for insect and butterfly gardens since the sweetly fragrant flowers attract a wide variety of insects and the foliage is eaten by the caterpillars of monarch, queen, and soldier butterflies.


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 Funastrum clausum, Sarcostemma clausum , White Milkweed-vine

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Funastrum clausum, Sarcostemma clausum , White Milkweed-vine

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Janis Keller
Pembroke Pines
USDA Zone:10
22 Oct 2013
This vine is good for butterfly gardens and attracts larva for the Monarch, Soldier and Queen butterflies. It is native to South Florida and is fast growing and can be aggressive. Easily propaged from cuttings


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