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Asclepias perennis

SWAMP MILKWEED

AQUATIC MILKWEED

Florida native

 

A frequent milkweed of marshes, cypress swamps and floodplain forests in north and central Florida. The range extends throughout the southeastern coastal states from Texas to South Carolina, plus Tennessee, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois & Indiana.
Flowers are in umbels, white, and typical of milkweeds with five reflexed corolla lobes. Leaves are opposite, or nearly opposite, on thin petioles, smooth and elliptic to lanceolate.

 
Asclepias perennis 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 tuberosa - BUTTERFLY WEED
  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 cinerea - CAROLINA MILKWEED
  View  Asclepias curassavica - SCARLET MILKWEED
  View  Asclepias humistrata - PINEWOODS MILKWEED
  View  Asclepias longifolia - LONGLEAF MILKWEED
  View  Asclepias tomentosa - VELVETLEAF MILKWEED


Native Florida Plants

  Robert G. Haehle; Joan Brookwell
 Low Maintenance Landscaping and Gardening

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Native Florida Plants
Native landscapes are easier to maintain, use less water and thrive without chemical pesticides and fertilizers. Native Florida Plants describes every type of regional flora—-from seaside foliage and wildflowers to grassy meadows, shrubs, vines, and aquatic gardens—-in 301 profiles and accompanying color photographs.


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