Matelea reticulata

Common Names: Net-vein Milkvine, Green Milkweed Vine

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leaves and flowers--what leaf shape and margin are present? flower closeup--notice the silver knob in the middle of the flower?  This is a special structure called a gynostegium (made up of fused parts of the stamens and pistil) found in members of the milkweed family.  In pearl vine, the gynostegium resembles a pearl in shininess!

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leaves--the leaves in pearl vine are opposite stems--notice how hairy the stems are )the leaves are also this hairy)
fruit (follicle)--notice the prickles? dehisced fruit - seeds have already dispersed