Herb latin name: Cynanchum acutum


Family: Asclepiadaceae (Milkweed Family)



Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial Climber


Height:
3 m
(9 3/4 foot)

Flowering:
July

Habitat of Cynanchum acutum:

Seacoasts, sandy and solonetz slopes in steppe, river banks and mountain slopes.

Other uses of the herb:

The leaves and stems contain rubber.

Propagation of Cynanchum acutum:

Seed - sow spring in the greenhouse. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division in spring.

Cultivation of the herb:

Seacoasts, sandy and solonetz slopes in steppe, river banks and mountain slopes.

Medicinal use of Cynanchum acutum:

None known

Known hazards of Cynanchum acutum:

There are some reports of toxins in this genus.

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.