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Curtiss' Milkweed - Asclepias curtissii
Endangered Florida species
Location - The Big Scrub of Ocala National Forest
Habitat - In white sand of scrub, sand pine scrub and scrubby flatwoods.
Range - Much of the Florida peninsula.
Description - This is a long-lived deciduous perennial that annually dies back to its rootstock.
The single stem is minutely pubescent with opposite broadly ovate to oblong leaves.
The flowers have the appearance typical of many milkweeds, growing in umbels.
In Curtiss' milkweed, the corolla lobes are greenish-white and reflexed while the hoods are lanceolate and white with purple lines.
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See more photos and information at the Wild Florida Photo page for this species.