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

 

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 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