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Nature Photography by Paul Rebmann
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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.
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 longifolia - LONGLEAF MILKWEED
View Asclepias tomentosa - VELVETLEAF MILKWEED
Date record last modified:
May 15, 2019