Botanical name: Oxystelma esculentum Family: Asclepiadaceae (Milkweed family)
Rosy Milkweed Vine is a perennial creeper, which becomes 1-2 m long. It has fibrous roots emerging from the lower nodes of the stem. Numerous slender, twinning stems are branched. Oppositely arranged linear-lancelike leaves, with rounded base, are 4-10 cm long. White-purple handsome flowers occur in raceme-like cymes, 10-15 cm long. Flowers can sometimes be almost white. The drooping, 5-petalled, saucer shaped flowers are pink-purple veined. It has a corona of 5 erect lobes in the center. Lance-like follicles are 3-6 cm long, and are edible. The plant is a good source of famine food. Flowering: July-February.
Identification credit: Pravin Kawale
The flower labeled Rosy Milkweed Vine is ...