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Funastrum hartwegii

Climbing milkweed, guirote

Funastrum hartwegii
Funastrum hartwegii
Funastrum hartwegii

Life form2, 3: vine, non-woody
Habitat: washes
leaf presence3: leaves usually present
leaf arrangement3: opposite
leaf format3: simple
leaf shape3: linear
leaf surface3: smooth
leaf margin3: entire
Flower color2: brown and white or whitish
Flowering period2: May to Sept.
Armament2, 3: spineless
Family1, 2, 3: Apocynaceae (dogbane family)
Conserved or Obsolete Family1: Asclepiadaceae (milkweed family)
Synonym(s)1: Funastrum. cynanchoides v. hartwegii, Sarcostemma cynanchoides ssp. Hartwegii, Funastrum heterophyllum
Status: common,widespread
Locations where collected or observed:
      Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge
      Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
      Tinajas Altas area
      Barry M. Goldwater Range
      Sonoran Desert National Monument
      Ajo vicinity and BLM land

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