Purple Milkweed Vine (Matelea biflora), Fern Bluff Park, Round Rock, Texas 1

Purple Milkweed Vine (Matelea biflora), Fern Bluff Park, Round Rock, Texas
The Purple Milkweed Vine (Matelea biflora) is rather common in its native habitat of the south central U.S. (Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico). However–because it is not showy–the species is more often missed than noticed by wildflower enthusiasts. Indeed, most books on wildflowers omit mention of it. Out of a stack of popular books on wildflowers in ...