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Cynanchum vincetoxicum (L. ) Pers.
Vincetoxicum hirundinaria

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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Agaricaceae  Phoma vincetoxici @ BPI (2)
Botryosphaeriaceae  Phyllosticta asclepiadearum @ 350943A (1); BPI (1); 350943B (1)
Cronartiaceae  Cronartium asclepiadeum @ BPI (14)

Cronartium flaccidum @ BPI (33)
Dermateaceae  Pyrenopeziza pezizelloides @ BPI (1)
Mycosphaerellaceae  Cercospora bellynckii @ BPI (8)

Mycosphaerella albescens @ BPI (1)

Rhabdospora cynanchica @ BPI (5)
Rhytismataceae  Hypoderma vincetoxici @ BPI (1)

Hypoderma virgultorum @ BPI (4)

Leptostroma hysterioides @ BPI (1)

Leptostroma vincetoxici @ BPI (1)
_  Ascochyta asclepiadearum @ BPI (1)

Leptostromella hysterioides @ BPI (5)

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Cynanchum vincetoxicum (L.) Pers.
white swallow-wort

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General Information
Symbol: CYVI3
Group: Dicot
Family: Asclepiadaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : CAN   I
L48   I
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Symbol Scientific Name
VIHI3 Vincetoxicum hirundinaria Medik.
VIOF Vincetoxicum officinale Moench


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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Asteridae
Order Gentianales
Family Asclepiadaceae – Milkweed family
Genus Cynanchum L. – swallow-wort
Species Cynanchum vincetoxicum (L.) Pers. – white swallow-wort

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

Noxious Weed Information
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete noxious weed list for that location, or click here for a composite list of all Federal and State Noxious Weeds .
Vermont Vincetoxicum hirundinaria pale swallow-wort Class A noxious weed

Wetland Status

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