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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Asclepias michauxii   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 157-01-014:
Asclepias michauxii   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Michaux's Milkweed


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image of Asclepias michauxii, Michaux's Milkweed

JK Marlow    jkm160415_102

April    Turner County    GA

Stem simple or branching once at base, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Asclepias michauxii, Michaux's Milkweed

JK Marlow    jkm160415_102b

April    Turner County    GA

Leaves opposite to subopposite, numerous, linear, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Asclepias michauxii, Michaux's Milkweed

JK Marlow    jkm160415_130

April    Turner County    GA

image of Asclepias michauxii, Michaux's Milkweed

JK Marlow    jkm160415_131

April    Turner County    GA

image of Asclepias michauxii, Michaux's Milkweed

Will Stuart    wil_7116503053_db5ca8b79e

April    Charleston County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

The leaves are considerably more stout than those of A. verticillata. — Will Stuart

image of Asclepias michauxii, Michaux's Milkweed

Will Stuart    wil_7116505683_9b9257e270

April    Charleston County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

Blossoms have very visible horns, whereas those of A. longifolia lack horns. — Will Stuart

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Asclepias michauxii   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 157-01-014:
Asclepias michauxii   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

 

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3560

Forb
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Common (uncommon in SC)

Look for it in pine savannas [dry pinelands of the Coastal Plain], per Weakley's Flora

map
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...Dry

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

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite or subopposite

FLOWER:
Spring
Greenish-white lobes tipped with purplish rose
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5-lobed corolla
Superior ovary

Flowers in a terminal umbel

FRUIT:
Spring
Follicle

 

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