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Nature Photography by Paul Rebmann
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Not native to Florida
An occasional milkweed of the central and southern Florida peninsula plus Leon & Jefferson Counties. Native to tropical America, it is also found in Tennessee, Louisiana, Texas and California.
Scarlet milkweed has flowers typical of this genus, with reflexed reddish-yellow to orange petals. The inflorescence is in terminal umbels and can appear all year. Leaves are opposite, entire, petioled, lanceolate to elliptic and more than 1 cm (3/8 in.) wide. Typically grows up to about a meter (just over 3 feet) tall.
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 perennis - SWAMP MILKWEED
View Asclepias cinerea - CAROLINA MILKWEED
View Asclepias humistrata - PINEWOODS MILKWEED
View Asclepias longifolia - LONGLEAF MILKWEED
View Asclepias tomentosa - VELVETLEAF MILKWEED