Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2566

Forb
Perennial
Has milky sap (latex)

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

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full sun partial shade ...Dry

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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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 (1968) 157-01-011:
Asclepias humistrata   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Fleshy Milkweed, Pinewoods Milkweed


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picture of Asclepias humistrata, image of Asclepias humistrata

John B. Nelson    jbn_146559535_368ec7915a

May        

picture of Asclepias humistrata, image of Asclepias humistrata

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.

picture of Asclepias humistrata, image of Asclepias humistrata

Will Stuart    wil_14247609931b

May    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

picture of Asclepias humistrata, image of Asclepias humistrata

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.