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Cynanchum rossicum (Kleopow) Borhidi

European swallowwort

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderGentianalesGentians, coffee, gardenias, frangipani, many others
FamilyAsclepiadaceaeIncludes some herbs, twining shrubs, lianas, leafless stem succulents, rarely trees
GenusCynanchumFrom the Greek kyon or kynos, “dog,” and anchein, “to strangle,” in reference to its supposed use or capacity as a dog poison, or because the vines can strangle an animal

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Cynanchum medium auct. non R. Br.

Vincetoxicum medium auct. non (R. Br.) Decne.

Vincetoxicum rossicum (Kleopow) Barbarich


Cynanchum rossicum description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 29 Jul 2023.

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Cynanchum rossicum (European swallowwort)

6/9/2016 · Monhegan Island, Maine


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