Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3585

Forb
Perennial
Has milky sap (latex)

Native to Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - -

Rare

Look for it in limestone glades, prairies, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite or subopposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Greenish-white with pinkish tips
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5-lobed corolla
Superior ovary
Flowers in spherical umbels from leaf axils

FRUIT:
Follicle

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Asclepias hirtella   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Taxonomy of Asclepias hirtella & A. longifolia (Apocynaceae) (Turner, 2009)
Asclepias longifolia var. hirtella

SYNONYMOUS WITH A new combination in Asclepias. Phytologia (Farmer & Bell, 1985)
Asclepias longifolia ssp. hirtella

 

COMMON NAME:
Barrens Milkweed