Wild Florida Photo
Nature Photography by Paul Rebmann
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An occasional wildflower of sandhills and dunes mostly in the central peninsula but also extending south into Collier County, into some northern counties and west into the central panhandle. The range includes the coastal states from North Carolina to Alabama and also Texas.
The stems are pubescent and up to 60cm (2 ft.) tall. The leaves are petiolate, with the undersides tomentose - covered with a wooly mat of short, soft hairs. The inflorescence is in a sessile umbel arising from the stem at the level of, and between the opposite leaves. The mostly greenish-white flowers have corolla lobes 9-10mm (~3/8 in.) long with horns that are longer than the hoods.
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 curassavica - SCARLET MILKWEED
View Asclepias humistrata - PINEWOODS MILKWEED
View Asclepias longifolia - LONGLEAF MILKWEED