Sarcostemma cynanchoides Climbing Milkweed
PERENNIAL. Stringy bluish-green stems form twisted, ropy tangles
adorned with small linear leaves and hemispherical umbels of white, pink,
or purplish flowers. Narrow teardrop-shaped seedpods. Blooms
March-frost. Climbs into trees and shrubs. Milky sap causes
a blistering rash in some people. Common on sandy disturbed ground.
In the Empires, this is the most common milkweed.
FAMILY: Apocynaceae (Dogbane or Milkweed Family)