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Sonoran Desert Plants
Metastelma arizonicum (Arizona Swallow-wort,Arizona Climbing Milkweed)

Coffee Pot Mountain


 Metastelma arizonicum

 Metastelma arizonicum

 Metastelma arizonicum

Habitat: rocky slopes
Life Form: vine,non-woody
Leaf Description: linear,revolute,thick,opposite
Flower Color: white or whitish
Flowering Period: All year
Spines: spineless
Family: Apocynaceae (dogbane family)
Abundance: rare
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S., S. Rutman, and J. Malusa. 2014. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: Flora of Southwestern Arizona: Part 8. Eudicots: Acanthaceae to Apocynaceae. Phytoneuron 2014-85, 1-71 page 68 (8.5 MB pdf)

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Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page (opens in a new tab).






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