August 7th, 2014. We’ve visited this location many times. Two Matelea species,
M. flavidula (Yellow Carolina Milkvine), as well as a…
nonpigmented variant of M. carolinensis grow in this location. Since we didn’t track the flowers
this Spring-Summer, and all three have spiny seedpods, we don’t know which species these are.
The spiny seedpod
Seeds. The floss is still aligned in the pod bud deploys as shown with Asclepias amplexicaulis, when the seeds ‘break loose’ from the pod