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Asclepias humistrata

Pinewoods milkweed
Sandhill milkweed
Purple milkweed

Florida native

Franklin Co. FL 05/24/03
Volusia Co. FL 05/09/17
Volusia Co. FL 05/09/17
Volusia Co. FL 05/09/17
Volusia Co. FL 05/24/14

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A frequent wildflower of sandhills and scrub throughout most of the panhandle plus the north and central peninsula. The range includes the southeastern coastal states from Louisiana into North Carolina.
Pinewoods milkweed has smooth stems to 1m (~3 ft.) long which may be prostrate or erect. The dull-green leaves are opposite, sessile and clasping with prominent veins. The five-lobed flowers are typically pink to lavender and are in terminal clusters.
Other common names for Asclepias humistrata include sandhill milkweed, purple milkweed, pink-veined milkweed and creeping milkweed. This is a host plant for both the monarch and queen butterflies.

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


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


Date record last modified: Mar 10, 2020


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