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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Asclepias obovata   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 157-01-016:
Asclepias obovata   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Asclepias obovata

 

COMMON NAME:
Pineland Milkweed, Green Milkweed


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image of Asclepias obovata, Pineland Milkweed, Green Milkweed

JK Marlow    jkm160415_156

April    Turner County    GA

Leaves and stems densely hairy, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Asclepias obovata   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 157-01-016:
Asclepias obovata   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Asclepias obovata

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

4005

Forb
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

Uncommon

Habitat: Longleaf pine sandhills, other woodlands and savannas, per Weakley's Flora

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

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Greenish-yellow
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5-lobed corolla
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Follicle

 

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