Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4005

Forb
Perennial
Has milky sap (latex)

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

Uncommon

Look for it in sandhills, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

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

FRUIT:
Follicle

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Asclepias obovata   FAMILY Apocynaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Asclepias obovata   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 157-01-016:
Asclepias obovata   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Pineland Milkweed, Green Milkweed