Pearl Milkweed Vine

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Pearl Milkweed Vine

Matelea reticulata
Green Milkweed Vine
6

12 feet
1

3 feet
Central Texas
  • Central Texas
  • Texas
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Very Low
  • Attracts Pollinators

About This Plant

An unobtrusive vine whose small flowers bear a curiously shiny pearl-like center. Often found growing in shaded settings around live oaks and Texas persimmon. Seed pods develop in summer, covered with interesting fleshy spikes. This native is not widely available in plant nurseries but if you have it on your property save it.

Maintenance

This is a very low maintenance vine. Pearl Milkweed dies back to the ground every winter, and the senescent vegetation quickly biodegrades.

Features

Plant Type:
Vine
Size:
6-12' H, 1-3' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay, Thin
Wildlife:
Bees, Butterflies, Pollinators
Flower Color:
Green
Bloom Time:
March, April, May, June
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

This plant goes well with

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