Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1950

Forb
Perennial
Has milky sap (latex)

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

Common (rare in NC)

Look for it in wet pine savannas, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite or subopposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Greenish-white w rose tips
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5-lobed corolla
Superior ovary
Flowers in 3-4 umbels from upper leaf axils

FRUIT:
Summer
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 longifolia   FAMILY Apocynaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Asclepias longifolia   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 157-01-018:
Asclepias longifolia   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Taxonomy of Asclepias hirtella & A. longifolia (Apocynaceae) (Turner, 2009)
Asclepias longifolia var. longifolia

(?) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Acerates floridana

 

COMMON NAME:
Longleaf Milkweed, Savanna Milkweed