Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Gentianales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
See diagrams of milkweed flower structure at Wayne's Word.
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
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Alan S. Weakley asw_1164336370874448
Apalachicola National Forest
Leaves oblong to narrowly lance-shaped, to 2.75" long, somewhat white-waxy, and slightly hairy, per Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast (Cotterman, Waitt, & Weakley, 2019).
Native to South Carolina & Georgia
Common in GA, rare in SC
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DOES THE PLANT HAVE "MILKY SAP"?
Has milky sap (latex)
5-lobed corolla, lobes reflexed
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers (Nelson, 2006) p223
- Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast (Cotterman, Waitt, & Weakley, 2019) p456
- Wildflowers of the Eastern United States (Duncan & Duncan, 1999) p069
- Field Guide to the Wildflowers of Georgia (Chafin, 2016) p048
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