OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Gentianales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Asclepias pedicellata   FAMILY Apocynaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Asclepias pedicellata   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 157-01-020:
Asclepias pedicellata   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Podostigma pedicellata

 

COMMON NAME:
Stalked Milkweed, Savanna Milkweed


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image of Asclepias pedicellata, Stalked Milkweed, Savanna Milkweed

Keith Bradley    kab_a_pedicillata_4655

October    Lee County    FL

Wild Turkey Strand Preserve

Leaves sessile, narrowly lance-shaped to linear, and 1.25-3.5" long, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Asclepias pedicellata, Stalked Milkweed, Savanna Milkweed

Keith Bradley    kab_a_pedicillata_4658

October    Lee County    FL

Wild Turkey Strand Preserve

image of Asclepias pedicellata, Stalked Milkweed, Savanna Milkweed

Keith Bradley    kab_a_pedicillata_4670

October    Lee County    FL

Wild Turkey Strand Preserve

Flowers erect, borne in 2-8 flowered umbels at the tip of a 1/4-1/2" stalk, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Asclepias pedicellata   FAMILY Apocynaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Asclepias pedicellata   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 157-01-020:
Asclepias pedicellata   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Podostigma pedicellata

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3155

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Rare in GA-NC-SC

Habitat: Dry pine savannas, wet pine flatwoods, per Weakley's Flora

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

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Leaves sessile

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Greenish-yellow
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5-lobed corolla, lobes erect
Superior ovary

Flowers in 1-3 umbels, terminal or from upper leaf axils

FRUIT:
Follicle

 

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