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 (rare in GA, uncommon in SC)

Look for it in marshes, bogs, swamps, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Wet ...Moist ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Leaves have petioles.

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Deep pink
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5-lobed corolla, lobes reflexed
Superior ovary
Flowers in 4-20 umbels

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Follicle

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Asclepias incarnata var. pulchra   FAMILY Apocynaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Asclepias incarnata ssp. pulchra   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 157-01-001b:
Asclepias incarnata ssp. pulchra   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Asclepias pulchra

 

COMMON NAME:
Eastern Swamp Milkweed


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image of Asclepias incarnata var. pulchra

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_aspu13_001_lvd

        

image of Asclepias incarnata var. pulchra

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_a_incarnata_pulchra

June        

image of Asclepias incarnata var. pulchra

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_a_incarnata_pulchra_2

June        

image of Asclepias incarnata var. pulchra

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_a_incarnata_pulchra_b

June        

Corolla lobes reflexed; corona horns longer than corona hoods & incurved, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Asclepias incarnata var. pulchra

JK Marlow    jkm090815_175

August    Greenville County    SC

Beaverpond & adjacent land

image of Asclepias incarnata var. pulchra

JK Marlow    jkm090815_179

August    Greenville County    SC

Beaverpond & adjacent land

image of Asclepias incarnata var. pulchra

JK Marlow    jkm090815_180

August    Greenville County    SC

Beaverpond & adjacent land

image of Asclepias incarnata var. pulchra

JK Marlow    jkm090815_181

August    Greenville County    SC

Beaverpond & adjacent land

image of Asclepias incarnata var. pulchra

JK Marlow    jkm090815_195

August    Greenville County    SC

Beaverpond & adjacent land

image of Asclepias incarnata var. pulchra

JK Marlow    jkm090815_203

August    Greenville County    SC

Beaverpond & adjacent land

Pollinator at work

image of Asclepias incarnata var. pulchra

JK Marlow    jkm110814_245

August    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

image of Asclepias incarnata var. pulchra

JK Marlow    jkm110814_250

August    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Leaves petiolate, base rounded to subcordate, apex acute to short-acuminate, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Asclepias incarnata var. pulchra

JK Marlow    jkm091003_044

October    Greenville County    SC

Beaverpond & adjacent land

Follicles smooth, 6-10cm long, erect on erect pedicels, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Asclepias incarnata var. pulchra

JK Marlow    jkm091022_008

October    Greenville County    SC

Beaverpond & adjacent land

Seeds have silky tufts of hair that aid in dispersal, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.