Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1878

Forb
Perennial
Has milky sap (latex)

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

Common

Look for it in sandhills, other dry woodlands of various types, per Weakley's Flora

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

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Leaves have sessile auriculate-clasping bases.

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Maroon/ Purplish (sometimes suffused with green)
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5-lobed corolla, lobes reflexed
Superior ovary
Flowers in a solitary terminal umbel

FRUIT:
Summer
Follicle

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Asclepias amplexicaulis   FAMILY Apocynaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Asclepias amplexicaulis   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 157-01-008:
Asclepias amplexicaulis   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Clasping Milkweed, Blunt-leaved Milkweed, Wavyleaf Milkweed