Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial
Has milky sap (latex)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in upland forests & woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Leaves have petioles.

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Bright white
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5-lobed corolla, lobes reflexed
Superior ovary
Flowers in 1-4 umbels, terminal & from upper leaf axils

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Follicle

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Asclepias variegata   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 157-01-012:
Asclepias variegata   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
White Milkweed , Red-ring Milkweed


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picture of Asclepias variegata, image of Asclepias variegata

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_asva_001_lvd

        

picture of Asclepias variegata, image of Asclepias variegata

JK Marlow    jkm0405zb_32

May    Greenville County    SC

Chandler Heritage Preserve

picture of Asclepias variegata, image of Asclepias variegata

JK Marlow    jkm070528_137

May    Laurens County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Tyger Ranger District

The petals are flaring, the hoods sac-like, and the horns very short, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

picture of Asclepias variegata, image of Asclepias variegata

JK Marlow    jkm070528_137b

May    Laurens County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Tyger Ranger District

Pollinator at work

picture of Asclepias variegata, image of Asclepias variegata

JK Marlow    jkm100501_004

May    Anderson County    SC

Clemson Forest

4-6 pr of broad, ovate-oblong leaves, dark green above, pale & hairy below, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

picture of Asclepias variegata, image of Asclepias variegata

JK Marlow    jkm100501_006

May    Anderson County    SC

Clemson Forest

picture of Asclepias variegata, image of Asclepias variegata

JK Marlow    jkm100514_056

May    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

In an umbel, the flower stalks arise from a common point, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

picture of Asclepias variegata, image of Asclepias variegata

JK Marlow    jkm110522_599

May    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

picture of Asclepias variegata, image of Asclepias variegata

JK Marlow    jkm110522_606

May    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

picture of Asclepias variegata, image of Asclepias variegata

JK Marlow    jkm160531_027

May    Pickens County    SC

Table Rock State Park

picture of Asclepias variegata, image of Asclepias variegata

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_asclepias_variegata

May        

picture of Asclepias variegata, image of Asclepias variegata

JK Marlow    jkm0406d_17

June    Greenville County    SC

Chandler Heritage Preserve