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

Look for it in upland forests & woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Leaves have petioles.

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Bright white
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5-lobed corolla, lobes reflexed
Superior ovary
Flowers in 1-4 umbels, terminal & from upper leaf axils

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 variegata   FAMILY Apocynaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Asclepias variegata   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 157-01-012:
Asclepias variegata   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
White Milkweed