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Asclepias perennis

Swamp milkweed
Aquatic milkweed

Florida native

Wakulla Co. FL 05/26/07
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.
Wakulla Co. FL 05/26/07
Wakulla Co. FL 05/26/07
Wakulla Co. FL 05/26/07

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Asclepias perennis 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 tuberosa - BUTTERFLY WEED
  Asclepias verticillata - WHORLED MILKWEED
  Asclepias pedicellata - SAVANNAH MILKWEED
  Asclepias curtissii - CURTISS' MILKWEED
  Asclepias viridiflora - GREEN MILKWEED
  Asclepias lanceolata - FEWFLOWER 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: Aug 07, 2016

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