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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Asclepias hirtella   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Taxonomy of Asclepias hirtella & A. longifolia (Apocynaceae) (Turner, 2009)
Asclepias longifolia var. hirtella

SYNONYMOUS WITH A new combination in Asclepias. Phytologia (Farmer & Bell, 1985)
Asclepias longifolia ssp. hirtella

 

COMMON NAME:
Barrens Milkweed


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image of Asclepias hirtella, Barrens Milkweed

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_asclepias_hirtella_2

June        

Leaves numerous, linear, rough, 4-6" long, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Asclepias hirtella, Barrens Milkweed

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_asclepias_hirtella_2b

June        

Individual flowers on hairy stalks and without horns, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Asclepias hirtella, Barrens Milkweed

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_asclepias_hirtella2

August        

Nearly spherical umbels arise from the leaf axils, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Asclepias hirtella   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Taxonomy of Asclepias hirtella & A. longifolia (Apocynaceae) (Turner, 2009)
Asclepias longifolia var. hirtella

SYNONYMOUS WITH A new combination in Asclepias. Phytologia (Farmer & Bell, 1985)
Asclepias longifolia ssp. hirtella

 

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3585

Forb
Perennial

Native to Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA - -

Rare

Look for it in limestone glades, prairies, per Weakley's Flora

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

or click here to see a map from SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.

 

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

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite or subopposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Greenish-white with pinkish tips
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5-lobed corolla
Superior ovary

Flowers in spherical umbels from leaf axils

FRUIT:
Follicle

 

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