Periploca graeca

Periploca graeca [1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Apocynaceae
Genus: Periploca
Species: P. graeca
Binomial name
Periploca graeca

Periploca graeca, the silkvine is an ornamental plant in the Apocynaceae family. 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. Go Botany, New England Wild Flower Society, Periploca graeca L. silkvine
  4. Altervista Flora Italiana, Periploca Maggiore, Periploca graeca L. includes distribution maps for Europe + North America
  5. Biota of North America Program 2013 county distribution map

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