OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Asclepias cinerea   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 157-01-017:
Asclepias cinerea   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Carolina Milkweed, Walter's Milkweed


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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Asclepias cinerea   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 157-01-017:
Asclepias cinerea   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

 

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2976

Forb
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Common in GA, rare in SC

Look for it in pine savannas, 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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DOES THE PLANT HAVE "MILKY SAP"?
Has milky sap (latex)

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Petioles 0-1mm long

FLOWER:
Summer
Purplish
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5-lobed corolla
Superior ovary

Flowers in 1-4 umbels, terminal & from upper leaf axils

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Follicle

 

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