Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial
Does not have milky sap

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

Common

Look for it in woodland margins, roadsides, pastures, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Orange/Red/Yellow
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5-lobed corolla, lobes reflexed
Superior ovary

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 tuberosa var. tuberosa   FAMILY Apocynaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Asclepias tuberosa ssp. tuberosa   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 157-01-004a:
Asclepias tuberosa ssp. tuberosa   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Butterfly Milkweed, Common Butterflyweed, Pleurisy Root, Wind Root