Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1950

Forb
Perennial
Has milky sap (latex)

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

Common (rare in NC)

Look for it in wet pine savannas, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite or subopposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Greenish-white w rose tips
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5-lobed corolla
Superior ovary
Flowers in 3-4 umbels from upper leaf axils

FRUIT:
Summer
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 longifolia   FAMILY Apocynaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Asclepias longifolia   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 157-01-018:
Asclepias longifolia   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

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

(?) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Acerates floridana

 

COMMON NAME:
Longleaf Milkweed, Savanna Milkweed


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_acfl4_001_lvd

        

Acerates floridana

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JK Marlow    jkm0505q_07

May    Williamsburg County    SC

Leaves numerous, linear, glabrous (to sparsely pubescent along veins beneath), per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm0505r_31

May    Williamsburg County    SC

Umbels 3+ (rarely solitary), per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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John B. Nelson    jbn_7169194147_1f4ba7138b

July    Berkeley-Charleston Counties    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_a_longifolia_3

July        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_a_longifolia_3b

July        

Corolla lobes have rose tips; corona horns absent, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_a_longifolia_5

July