Funastrum clausum

white twinevine


Synonyms:  Sarcostemma clausum

wildlife plant   wildlife plant

Use this link to get more info about this plant from the USF Institute for Systematic Botany

Plant Specifics

Form: vine
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 20-30 ft
Flower Color: flower color      white
Fruit Color: fruit color      brown
Phenology: evergreen
Noted for: Showy flowers


Recommended Uses: Trellis or fence
Considerations: This is an extremely aggressive vine. It can grow into mats that cover shrubs and small trees.
Propagation: Seeds or cuttings.
Availability: Friends
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Soil pH Range: alkaline to mildly acidic


wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Host plant for monarch (Danaus plexippus), queen (Danaus gilippus), and soldier (Danaus eresimu) butterflies
Native Habitats: Moist sites such as edges of wetlands.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in: