Matelea carolinensis
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Apocynaceae
Genus: Matelea
M. carolinensis
Binomial name
Matelea carolinensis

Matelea carolinensis is a species of flowering plant in the family Apocynaceae known by the common names maroon Carolina milkvine and Carolina anglepod. It is native to the southeastern United States, where it grows in open deciduous woods and stream banks. It is a perennial twining vine forb/herb with milky sap and 5 to 10 cm heart-shaped leaves. The vine dies back and returns every year. The 1 to 2 cm flowers are deep purple, occasionally yellow. The fruit is a follicle. [1][2][3][4]


  1. ^ "PLANTS Profile Matelea carolinensis (Jacq.) Woodson maroon Carolina milkvine". USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Retrieved July 10, 2013.
  2. ^ "Wildflowers: Matelea carolinensis". NCSU. Retrieved July 10, 2013.
  3. ^ "Matelea carolinensis - Hortipedia". hortipedia. Retrieved July 10, 2013.
  4. ^ "Matelea carolinensis". Enchanter’s Garden. Retrieved 18 October 2013.

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