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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Asclepias rubra   FAMILY Apocynaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Asclepias rubra   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 157-01-005:
Asclepias rubra   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Asclepias laurifolia

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Asclepias rubra

 

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


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image of Asclepias rubra, Purple Savanna Milkweed, Red Milkweed, Bog Milkweed

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

        

image of Asclepias rubra, Purple Savanna Milkweed, Red Milkweed, Bog Milkweed

Alistair Glen    gwn_asclepiasrubra

June    Pender County    NC

Growing Wild Nursery

image of Asclepias rubra, Purple Savanna Milkweed, Red Milkweed, Bog Milkweed

JK Marlow    jkm100612_004

June    Mecklenburg County    NC

UNCC McMillan Greenhouse

Pollinator at work

image of Asclepias rubra, Purple Savanna Milkweed, Red Milkweed, Bog Milkweed

JK Marlow    jkm100612_008

June    Mecklenburg County    NC

UNCC McMillan Greenhouse

image of Asclepias rubra, Purple Savanna Milkweed, Red Milkweed, Bog Milkweed

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.

image of Asclepias rubra, Purple Savanna Milkweed, Red Milkweed, Bog Milkweed

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.

 

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 (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 157-01-005:
Asclepias rubra   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Asclepias laurifolia

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Asclepias rubra

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3028

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: pocosin ecotones, wet pine savannas, seepage bogs in longleaf pine sandhills, seepage swamps, per Weakley's Flora

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DOES THE PLANT HAVE "MILKY SAP"?
Has milky sap (latex)

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

 

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