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 in GA-SC Coastal Plain (uncommon or rare elsewhere)

Look for it in swamps, fresh to slightly brackish marshes, wet pine savannas, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Petioles 1-3mm long

FLOWER:
Summer
Red
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5-lobed corolla, lobes reflexed or spreading
Superior ovary
Flowers in 2-4 umbels, terminal or nearly so

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 lanceolata   FAMILY Apocynaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Asclepias lanceolata   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 157-01-006:
Asclepias lanceolata   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

GREATER THAN Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Asclepias lanceolata var. paupercula

 

COMMON NAME:
Few-flower Milkweed, Red Milkweed


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_aslap3_001_lvd

        

Asclepias lanceolata var. paupercula

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Keith Bradley    kab_a_lanceolata_71499

May    Miami-Dade County    FL

Everglades National Park

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Keith Bradley    kab_a_lanceolata_1753

June    Miami-Dade County    FL

Everglades National Park

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Keith Bradley    kab_a_lanceolata_1753b

June    Miami-Dade County    FL

Everglades National Park

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_a_lanceolata_2

June        

Umbels 2-5cm broad, terminal or nearly so, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_a_lanceolata_few

June        

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Alistair Glen    gwn_asclepiaslanceolata

July    Pender County    NC

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Will Stuart    wil_9574332927_20ed67c49a

August        SC

Francis Marion National Forest

Corolla red, the crown usually orange, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

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Will Stuart    wil_9574332927_b

August        SC

Francis Marion National Forest

Corolla lobes reflexed, spreading; corona horns shorter than corona hoods, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Will Stuart    wil_9575061459_f56ef2a1e1

August        SC

Francis Marion National Forest

Leaves lance-shaped to linear in outline, widely spaced along the stem, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

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Will Stuart    wil_9577880508_fa20ddd3c9

August        SC

Francis Marion National Forest