Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2976

Forb
Perennial
Has milky sap (latex)

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

Common in GA, rare in SC

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

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Petioles 0-1mm long

FLOWER:
Summer
Purplish
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5-lobed corolla
Superior ovary
Flowers in 1-4 umbels, terminal & 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 cinerea   FAMILY Apocynaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Asclepias cinerea   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 157-01-017:
Asclepias cinerea   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Carolina Milkweed, Walter's Milkweed