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Rubber Vine Echites umbellata

 


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Alternate name: Devil's Potato

Family: Apocynaceae, Dogbane view all from this family



Description Native perennial. Habit: twining vine. Leaf: opposite, glossy, leathery, ovate to elliptical, entire, to 5 inches long. Flower: white, 5 petals. Fruit: cylindrical follicle, 4-10 inches long.


Flower Flowers all year, with peak bloom in summer.


Habitat Pine forests, coastal uplands, scrub lands.


Range East coast of Florida from Brevard County south to the Keys.


Discussion Also known as devil's potato.


 

 

 

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