Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Gentianales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Read more about Carolina Milkweed at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
See diagrams of milkweed flower structure at Wayne's Word.
SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 157-01-017:
Asclepias cinerea FAMILY Asclepiadaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Carolina Milkweed, Ashy Milkweed, Walter's Milkweed
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Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Habitat: pine savannas, per Weakley's Flora
Native to South Carolina & Georgia
Common in GA, rare in SC (historically in NC, but not recently seen)
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DOES THE PLANT HAVE "MILKY SAP"?
Has milky sap (latex)
Petioles 0-1mm long
Flowers in 1-4 umbels, terminal & from upper leaf axils
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Guide to the Wildflowers of SC, 1st ed. (Porcher & Rayner, 2001) p256
- Guide to the Wildflowers of SC, 2nd ed. (McMillan, Porcher, Rayner, & White; 2022) p360
- Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast (Cotterman, Waitt, & Weakley, 2019) p361
- Wildflowers of the Eastern United States (Duncan & Duncan, 1999) p068
- Field Guide to the Wildflowers of Georgia (Chafin, 2016) p047
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