Matelea gonocarpos

Angle Pod

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Pot Size: 4"x4"x5.5" pot

Plant Description

Here is a neat perennial twining vine that grows in rich woods and thickets from Delaware to Illinois to Kansas and south to Texas and the gulf states. At first glance, the leaves look a lot like Dutchmans Pipe Vine being 6" hearts, but its clusters of small yellow-brown flowers followed by 3" long bumpy pods lead you to this little-known member of the milkweed family. Anglepod grows to 10 feet or so and dies to the ground each winter. Grow it in shade and good soil where you can enjoy the big leaves and interesting flowers and fruits.



Butterfly Plant

Native Plant

Good Fragrance

Ease of Culture                

Easy to grow

Plant Type

Perennial, Vine





Light Exposure

Half and half, Mostly shady,

Full shade

Soil Condition

Average, Organic

Moisture Tolerance

Moderately moist, Moist           


full quart


36in or taller


Flower Color

Brown, Yellows, Green

Bloom Time

Mid summer



Hardiness Zones

5, 6, 7, 8, 9






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