Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3028

Forb
Perennial
Has milky sap (latex)

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

Uncommon in Coastal Plain of NC-SC, rare elsewhere

Look for it in pocosin ecotones, wet pine savannas, sandhill seeps, seepage swamps, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Leaves sessile

FLOWER:
Summer
Red/ Pinkish
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5-lobed corolla, lobes reflexed
Superior ovary
Flowers in 1-4 umbels, terminal & from leafy or leafless upper nodes

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
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 rubra   FAMILY Apocynaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Asclepias rubra   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 157-01-005:
Asclepias rubra   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Asclepias rubra

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Asclepias laurifolia

 

COMMON NAME:
Purple Savanna Milkweed, Red Milkweed, Bog Milkweed


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_asru_001_lvd

        

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Alistair Glen    gwn_asclepiasrubra

June    Pender County    NC

Growing Wild Nursery

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JK Marlow    jkm100612_004

June    Mecklenburg County    NC

UNCC McMillan Greenhouse

Pollinator at work

picture of Asclepias rubra, image of Asclepias rubra

JK Marlow    jkm100612_008

June    Mecklenburg County    NC

UNCC McMillan Greenhouse

picture of Asclepias rubra, image of Asclepias rubra

JK Marlow    jkm100612_015

June    Mecklenburg County    NC

UNCC McMillan Greenhouse

Leaves sessile, lanceolate, cuneate to rounded at base, acuminate at apex, per Weakley's Flora.

picture of Asclepias rubra, image of Asclepias rubra

JK Marlow    jkm100612_018

June    Mecklenburg County    NC

UNCC McMillan Greenhouse

Strongly reflexed purplish-red/lavender corolla lobes & orange-tinged hoods, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.