Scientific NameAmpelamus albidus
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Synonyms (former Scientific Names):
Opposite, entire, heart-shaped, 3-7 inches long, 1.5-5 inches wide. Leaves do not have hairs and occur on petioles that are 1-4 inches long. Leaf surfaces have conspicuous white veins that arise from a common point (palmate venation).
A perennial with slender, twining stems that may reach 10 ft in length. Found throughout the southeastern United States. Although the name implies a secretion of milky sap as in other milkweed species (Asclepias spp.), this does not occur in the leaves or stems of honeyvine milkweed. A perennial twining vine with opposite leaves and relatively large fruit (follicle). This weed is often incorrectly identified as a morningglory (Ipomoea spp.) or Field Bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis). However, the prominent white veins distinguishes this weed from any of the morningglories, and the heart-shaped leaf distinguishes this weed from field bindweed
Flower Seed Head
Small (2-3 mm broad), white, numerous, and occur on flower stalks that arise between stems and leaves (axillary).
A smooth, angled follicle that is 3.5-5.5 inches long, 1-2.5 inches wide.
Found throughout the southeastern United States.
Thorns or Spines
Approximate Flower Diameter
Dominant Flower Color
longer than leaf
Stem Cross Section
round or oval