HONEYVINE MILKWEED, Ampelamus
albidus (Nutt.) Britt. 1, portion of plant; 2, seed
pod; 3, seed. Perennial, reproducing by seeds and by long
spreading roots. Stems smooth, slender, twining, without milky juice.
Leaves smooth, heart-shaped, pointed, with long petioles, in pairs
at the nodes on the stem. Flowers small, whitish, borne in clusters
on stalks from the axils of the leaves. Seed pod similar
to that of common milkweed but smooth and green. Seeds brown, flattened,
oval, with a tuft of silky, white hairs at tip. Found in cultivated
fields and fence rows, especially in areas with fertile, moist soil.