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Asclepias tuberosa

Butterfly weed
Pleurisy-root
Butterfly milkweed

Florida native

Marion Co. FL 05/27/05
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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Marion Co. FL 05/27/05
Marion Co. FL 05/27/05
Collier Co. FL 05/15/14

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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:
  Asclepias michauxii - MICHAUX'S MILKWEED
  Asclepias verticillata - WHORLED MILKWEED
  Asclepias pedicellata - SAVANNAH MILKWEED
  Asclepias curtissii - CURTISS' MILKWEED
  Asclepias viridiflora - GREEN MILKWEED
  Asclepias lanceolata - FEWFLOWER MILKWEED
  Asclepias perennis - SWAMP MILKWEED
  Asclepias cinerea - CAROLINA MILKWEED
  Asclepias curassavica - SCARLET MILKWEED
  Asclepias humistrata - PINEWOODS MILKWEED
  Asclepias longifolia - LONGLEAF MILKWEED
  Asclepias tomentosa - VELVETLEAF MILKWEED


Date record last modified: Feb 12, 2018

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