Matelea biflora

Common Names: Two-flower Milkvine

Go to BIO 406D homepage

leaves and flowers--is this a dicot or a monocot? flowers closeup--the flowers of Matelea are very complex, especially with regard to the gynoecium and androecium
leaves--notice how hairy everything is!  As is true of many members of the milkweed family, the leaves are opposite.  Also, notice how the flowers are paired at each node. habit (all the leaves among the grass in this picture are of Matelea)--Matelea biflora is an herbaceous perennial with trailing stems