Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness
Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department
of Natural Sciences
Funastrum cynanchoides (Decaisne) Schlechtendal
Philibertella cynanchoides (Decaisne) Vail
Sarcostemma cynanchoides Decaisne subsp. cynanchoides
Funastrum cynanchoides is a vining milkweed with whitish flowers. It is found at lower to middle elevation near flowing water or at a moist roadside. The leaves are not wavy (crisped.) The fruit is a follicle containing seeds on silky parachutes.
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Funastrum cynanchoides, photo Elroy Limmer, Gila River near Rte. 180
Funastrum cynanchoides, growth habit, photo Elroy Limmer, Gila River near Rte. 180
Funastrum cynanchoides, follicle, photo Russ Kleinman, Silver City, Ridge Road, Oct. 25, 2007
Funastrum cynanchoides, umbel of flowers, photo Russ Kleinman & Karen Blisard, Silver City, Ridge Road, Sept. 11, 2009
Funastrum cynanchoides, closeup of leaf, photo Russ Kleinman & Karen Blisard, Silver City, Ridge Road, Sept. 11, 2009
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