Funastrum clausum

White Twinevine

Apocynaceae

Also known as Sarcostemma clausum

Plant Specifics

Form:Vine
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White
Fruit Color:Brown
Phenology:Evergreen
Noted for:Showy flowers

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:Trellis or fence
Considerations:This is an extremely aggressive vine. It can grow into mats that cover shrubs and small trees.
Propagation:Seeds or cuttings.
Availability:Friends
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding)
Moisture Tolerance: Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil or other substrate:-
Soil pH:Alkaline to mildly acidic

Ecology

Wildlife:
Insects:
 

Host plant for monarch (Danaus plexippus), queen (Danaus gilippus), and soldier (Danaus eresimu) butterflies

Native Habitats:Moist sites such as edges of wetlands.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Comments

Ethnobotany:Toxic.