Carolina Milkvine Matelea carolinensis (Jacquin) WoodsonThreatened (MD)  -  S2S3 (State rare)    Synonyms: Carolina Anglepod, Vincetoxicum carolinense, Vincetoxicum hirsutum.
Kingdom Plantae   >   Division Tracheophyta   >   Class Magnoliopsida   >   Order Gentianales   >   Family Apocynaceae   >   Genus Matelea   

Status:

Restricted to the Southeast, Carolina Milkweed reaches its northern limit in Maryland and Delaware. Carolina Milkvine is a vining plant that grows on well lit forested edges and open stream banks. In Maryland, this species is restricted to the coastal plain. It is a rare plant in Maryland, with around 20 populations. The Maryland Natural Heritage Programs has ranked Carolina Milkvine as a S2 endangered species.

Description:

Like all species in the milkweed family, Carolina Milkweed has opposite leaves.

There are 59 records in the project database.

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Carolina Milkvine blooming in Talbot Co., Maryland (6/22/2015). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Carolina Milkvine in Kent Co., Maryland (6/7/2014). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Carolina Milkvine in Kent Co., Maryland (6/7/2014). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Carolina Milkvine in Kent Co., Maryland (6/7/2014). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Carolina Milkvine in Kent Co., Maryland (6/7/2014). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Carolina Milkvine blooming in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/6/2015). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Carolina Milkvine in Talbot Co., Maryland (6/28/2015). Photo by Jared Satchell. (MBP list)

Carolina Milkvine in Worcester Co., Maryland (6/2/2012). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

The leaves of Carolina Milkvine in Worcester Co., Maryland (6/2/2012). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Carolina Milkvine in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/2/2013). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Carolina Milkvine in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/6/2014). Photo by Jim Wilkinson. (MBP list)

Carolina Milkvine in Talbot Co., Maryland (6/22/2015). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Carolina Milkvine in Worcester Co., Maryland (7/21/2013). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Carolina Milkvine in Prince George's Co., Maryland (6/4/2018). (c) Michael Ellis, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Michael Ellis via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Carolina Milkvine in Prince George's Co., Maryland (6/4/2018). (c) Michael Ellis, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Michael Ellis via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Carolina Milkvine in Worcester Co., Maryland (10/5/2019). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)


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