Saturday, April 26, 2008

Vitaceae - cissus

I haven't come to a final conclusion as to the name of this plant/tree, but I think it's red milkweed. I know that the butterflies like it a lot and that it brightens up the forest green. Correction, date 10/09/08 - the name is Vitaceae, cissus. Thanks to Robin Foster at the Field Museum, Chicago.

3 comments:

Sandpiper said...

Pretty. Our Swamp Milkweed is pink and also loved by butterflies.

adrian2514 said...

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I am looking for more easy fun stuff to do. If you know of any other sites worth my time let me know.

Robin Foster, The Field Museum, Chicago said...

(VITACEAE) Cissus
grape family, not related to milkweeds

For a species i.d., contact Julio Lombardi in Belo Horizonte,M.G.
cissus@mono.icb.ufmg.br
He is the expert on this family.