Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3174

Forb
Perennial
Has milky sap (latex)

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

Common (rare in SC)

Look for it in wet pine flatwoods, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Leaves sessile

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

FRUIT:
Summer
Follicle

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Asclepias connivens   FAMILY Apocynaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Asclepias connivens   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Largeflower Milkweed