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Honeyvine Milkweed

Honeyvine Milkweed (Cynanchum laeve)

Honeyvine Milkweed
(Cynanchum laeve)


  • Up to 30 feet


  • July to August


  • Native
  • Perennial
  • Non-woody vine


  • Full sun to part sun

Soil moisture:

  • Medium to moist

Provides food for:

  • Native bees (flowers)
  • Honey bees (flowers)
  • Butterflies (flowers)
  • Caterpillars (foliage)


  • Although honeyvine milkweed is not in the Asclepias genus, it is still in the milkweed family and serves as a host plant for monarch caterpillars and other milkweed dependent insects.
  • Lacks milky sap found in most milkweed species.
  • Can be aggressive and may become weedy in small garden settings or disturbed soils.

Native Range:

USDA range map for Honeyvine Milkweed (Cynanchum laeve)
Map credit: USDA Plants Database