OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Gentianales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Asclepias humistrata   FAMILY Apocynaceae


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Asclepias humistrata   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 157-01-011:
Asclepias humistrata   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Pinewoods Milkweed, Fleshy Milkweed


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image of Asclepias humistrata, Pinewoods Milkweed, Fleshy Milkweed

John B. Nelson    jbn_146559535_368ec7915a

May        

image of Asclepias humistrata, Pinewoods Milkweed, Fleshy Milkweed

Will Stuart    wil_14247609931

May    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

Leaf surfaces dull green decorated with conspicuous pink to lavender veins, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Asclepias humistrata, Pinewoods Milkweed, Fleshy Milkweed

Will Stuart    wil_14247609931b

May    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

image of Asclepias humistrata, Pinewoods Milkweed, Fleshy Milkweed

Will Stuart    wil_14247609931c

May    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

The hoods are whitish, the petals ashy to pinkish-gray & strongly reflexed, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Asclepias humistrata   FAMILY Apocynaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Asclepias humistrata   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 157-01-011:
Asclepias humistrata   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

 

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2566

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere)

Look for it in sandhills, per Weakley's Flora

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

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full sun partial shade ...Dry

DOES THE PLANT HAVE "MILKY SAP"?
Has milky sap (latex)

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Leaves sessile

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Rose
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5-lobed corolla, lobes reflexed
Superior ovary

Flowers in 2-5(+) umbels, from upper leaf axils

FRUIT:
Summer
Follicle

 

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