Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3560

Forb
Perennial
Has milky sap (latex)

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

Common (uncommon in SC)

Look for it in pine savannas [dry pinelands of the Coastal Plain], per Weakley's Flora

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...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite or subopposite

FLOWER:
Spring
Greenish-white lobes tipped with purplish rose
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5-lobed corolla
Superior ovary
Flowers in a terminal umbel

FRUIT:
Spring
Follicle

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Asclepias michauxii   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 157-01-014:
Asclepias michauxii   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Michaux's Milkweed