Wild Florida Photo - Asclepias tuberosa

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Asclepias tuberosa

BUTTERFLY WEED

PLEURISY-ROOT

BUTTERFLY MILKWEED

Florida native

 

Common plant of sandhills and flatwoods in most Florida counties and throughout all but the most northwest of the continental United States.
A. tuberosa has alternate leaves on a hairly stem with terminal and axillary clusters of orange-red flowers.

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Asclepias tuberosa is a member of the Apocynaceae - Dogbane family.

Other species of the Asclepias genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
  View  Asclepias michauxii - MICHAUX'S MILKWEED
  View  Asclepias verticillata - WHORLED MILKWEED
  View  Asclepias pedicellata - SAVANNAH MILKWEED
  View  Asclepias curtissii - CURTISS' MILKWEED
  View  Asclepias viridiflora - GREEN MILKWEED
  View  Asclepias lanceolata - FEWFLOWER MILKWEED
  View  Asclepias perennis - SWAMP MILKWEED
  View  Asclepias cinerea - CAROLINA MILKWEED
  View  Asclepias curassavica - SCARLET MILKWEED
  View  Asclepias humistrata - PINEWOODS MILKWEED
  View  Asclepias longifolia - LONGLEAF MILKWEED
  View  Asclepias tomentosa - VELVETLEAF MILKWEED