Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3155

Forb
Perennial
Has milky sap (latex)

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

Rare in GA-NC-SC

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

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Leaves sessile

FLOWER:
Summer
Greenish-yellow
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5-lobed corolla, lobes erect
Superior ovary
Flowers in 1-3 umbels, terminal or 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 pedicellata   FAMILY Apocynaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Asclepias pedicellata   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 157-01-020:
Asclepias pedicellata   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Stalked Milkweed, Savanna Milkweed


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picture of Asclepias pedicellata, image of Asclepias pedicellata

Keith Bradley    kab_a_pedicillata_4655

October    Lee County    FL

Wild Turkey Strand Preserve

Leaves sessile, narrowly lance-shaped to linear, and 1.25-3.5" long, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

picture of Asclepias pedicellata, image of Asclepias pedicellata

Keith Bradley    kab_a_pedicillata_4658

October    Lee County    FL

Wild Turkey Strand Preserve

picture of Asclepias pedicellata, image of Asclepias pedicellata

Keith Bradley    kab_a_pedicillata_4670

October    Lee County    FL

Wild Turkey Strand Preserve

Flowers erect, borne in 2-8 flowered umbels at the tip of a 1/4-1/2" stalk, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.