Periploca graeca

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Periploca graeca - Edwards.jpg
Periploca graeca [1]
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Apocynaceae
Genus: Periploca
P. graeca
Binomial name
Periploca graeca

Periploca graeca, the silkvine is an ornamental plant in the family Apocynaceae. It is native to southern Europe and the Middle East, and is sparingly naturalized in scattered locations in the eastern United States.[2][3][4][5]


  1. ^ 1824 illustration from Sydenham Edwards, Botanical Register: Consisting of Coloured Figures of Exotic Plants, Cultivated in British Gardens, 1824
  2. ^ Pink, A. (2004). Gardening for the Million. Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation.
  3. ^ "Periploca graeca (silkvine)". Go Botany. New England Wildflower Society.
  4. ^ Altervista Flora Italiana, Periploca Maggiore, Periploca graeca L. includes distribution maps for Europe + North America
  5. ^ "Periploca graeca". County-level distribution map from the North American Plant Atlas (NAPA). Biota of North America Program (BONAP). 2014.

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