IPM1007, Revised November 2009
A perennial with slender, climbing or trailing stems that may reach 10 feet in length. Although the name implies a secretion of milky sap as in other milkweed species, this does not occur in the leaves or stems of honeyvine milkweed. Leaves are opposite, heart-shaped, as much as 7 inches long and 5 inches wide, hairless, and occur on petioles that are 1 to 4 inches long. Unlike other morningglory or bindweed species, leaf surfaces have distinctive white veins that arise from a common point. Flowers are small and white and occur in clusters. A large, smooth tear-drop shaped fruit with many seed is produced later in the season.
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