Latin name: Funastrum cynanchoides (Decne.) Schltr. var. hartwegii (Vail) Krings
Pronunciation: few-NAS-trum sy-nan-KO-i-dees hart-WEG-ee-eye
Common name: Climbing milkweed
Family: Apocynaceae (Dogbane)
Habitat: Among shrubs and small trees in dry rocky washy and flats below 2000' (-4500') in both deserts, and also sometimes in coastal sage scrub and chaparral
Blooming period: April to July
Name derivations: 1) Funastrum 2) cynanchoides 3) hartwegii