Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2882

Forb
Perennial
Has milky sap (latex)

Native to South Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Common

Look for it in swamp forests, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Leaves have petioles.

FLOWER:
Summer
White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5-lobed corolla, lobes reflexed
Superior ovary
Flowers in 2-4 umbels, from upper leaf axils or appearing terminal

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 perennis   FAMILY Apocynaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Asclepias perennis   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 157-01-002:
Asclepias perennis   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Smoothseed Milkweed, Swampforest Milkweed, Swamp Milkweed


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picture of Asclepias perennis, image of Asclepias perennis

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_aspe_001_lvd

        

picture of Asclepias perennis, image of Asclepias perennis

John B. Nelson    jbn_5745134374_99a0cca6bf

May        

Stems conspicuously leafy. Flowers hoods have prominent protruding horns, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.