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Photo of sand vine, leaves with flower cluster.

Sand Vine (Climbing Milkweed; Blue Vine; Honey Vine)

Cynanchum laeve
Beloved by bees, butterflies, and other insects for its nectar, sand vine is a problem weed that can be difficult to eradicate. Some people cultivate it as an ornamental, and beekeepers value it as an excellent honey plant.

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Sand Vine Climbing Milkweed; Blue Vine)

Sand vine is a native milkweed vine that provides needed nectar for monarch butterflies as they migrate southward in late summer. Monarchs also lay their eggs on the plant, and their larvae feed on the foliage.

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Photo of whorled milkweed plant with flower clusters

Whorled Milkweed (Fourleaf Milkweed)

Asclepias quadrifolia
One of our earliest blooming milkweeds, whorled milkweed bears round clusters of pink or cream-colored flowers. As the common names suggest, at least some of the leaves are arranged in whorls of 4.

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Photo of whorled milkweed plant with flower clusters

Whorled Milkweed (Fourleaf Milkweed)

One of our earliest blooming milkweeds, whorled milkweed bears round clusters of pink or cream-colored flowers. As the common names suggest, at least some of the leaves are arranged in whorls of 4.

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