Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2285

Forb
Perennial
Has milky sap (latex)

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

Uncommon

Look for it in barrens, thin soils of rock outcrops (esp mafic rocks), thin woodlands, sandhills, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly in whorls of 3-6 (sometimes opposite)

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Greenish-white petals often tipped with rose-purple
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5-lobed corolla
Superior ovary
Flowers in 2-8 umbels 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 verticillata   FAMILY Apocynaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Asclepias verticillata   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 157-01-003:
Asclepias verticillata   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Whorled Milkweed, Narrowleaf Milkweed