Wild Florida Photo - Sarcostemma clausum - White twinevine
White milkweed vine
This member of the milkweed family is a twining, herbaceous, perrenial vine with opposite, oblong to linear dark green leaves. The five-lobed flowers are about 1cm wide, fragrant, hairy and grow in globular clusters.
White twinevine grows in the moist soils of hammocks, coastal strand, swamps and mangroves of central and south Florida, Texas and the Virgin Islands.
is the only species of this genus in Florida. The genus name is listed by various sources as either Sarcostema
with the proper classification widely debated.
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Sarcostemma clausum is a member of the Apocynaceae - Dogbane family.
Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants (Institute for Systemic Botany) profile for this species
USDA Plant Profile for this species
Date record last modified: Aug 07, 2016