Cynanchum utahense

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Cynanchum utahense
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Apocynaceae
Genus: Cynanchum
C. utahense
Binomial name
Cynanchum utahense
  • Astephanus utahense Engelm.
  • Funastrum utahense (Engelm.) Liede & Meve

Cynanchum utahense is a species of flowering plant in the genus Cynanchum of the family Apocynaceae, known by the common names Utah swallow-wort and Utah vine milkweed. This relatively uncommon perennial vine is native to the Mojave Desert from California, Nevada, Utah and Arizona in the United States. This is a small vine with a highly branched, twining stem rarely exceeding a meter in length with which it physically supports itself on other shrubs and trees. It has small narrow leaves a few centimeters long. Its flowers are bright yellow to orange and grow in umbels. The fruit is a grooved follicle several centimeters long.[2][3][4][5][6]


  1. ^ Tropicos
  2. ^ Sundell, A. 1993. Asclepiadaceae, Milkweed Family. Journal of the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science 27:169-187.
  3. ^ Altervista Flora of USA and Canada, Cynanchum utahense.
  4. ^ Woodson, R.E. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 28(2): 215. 1941.
  5. ^ Engelmann, G. American Naturalist 9(6): 349. 1875.
  6. ^ Liede, S., & U. Meve. Nordic Journal of Botany 22(5): 589. 2003.

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