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Swamp Milkweed – Asclepias incarnata – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Swamp Milkweed, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (09/26/2016.) Scientific name is Asclepias incarnata.  Photo below was taken in St Clair County, IL on Aug 23, 2016. Go to the Swamp Milkweed detail page for more information and photos.

Swamp Milkweed, Western Swamp Milkweed, Pink Milkweed, Eastern Swamp Milkweed - Asclepias incarnata

Swamp Milkweed – Asclepias incarnata

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#NPOD: White Milkweed #Nativeplants

White Milkweed – Native Plant of the Day 06/04/2016

Photo from 05/29/2010. Location: Lula Lake, Walker County, GA. More photos / info at the  Asclepias variegata detail page.

White Milkweed, Redring Milkweed, Variegated Milkweed - Asclepias variegata

White Milkweed, Redring Milkweed, Variegated Milkweed – Asclepias variegata

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Antelope-Horn Milkweed – Asclepias viridis – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Antelope-Horn Milkweed, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (5/13/2014.)  Scientific name is Asclepias viridis.  It is also known as Green Antelopehorn, Spider Milkweed, and Green Milkweed.  Photo below was taken in a Chickamauga Battlefield, Catoosa County, Ga on May 12, 2014. Go to the Antelope-Horn Milkweed detail page for more photos and information.

Antelope-Horn Milkweed, Green Antelopehorn, Spider Milkweed, Green Milkweed - Asclepias viridis

Antelope-Horn Milkweed – Asclepias viridis

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Asclepias (Milkweed) moved from Asclepiadaceae (Milkweed family) to Apocynaceae (Dogbane family)

Based on classification listed in ITIS and as now specified in Weakley’s Flora of the Southern and Mid-Atlantic States (2012), where Asclepiadaceae has been combined into Apocynaceae, I have changed the family classification of the Asclepias species included on USWildflowers.com accordingly:

 

 

 

#NPOD: White Milkweed #Nativeplants

Native Plant of the Day 01/10/2012.

Photo from July 20, 2010. Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park, Dade County, GA.

White Milkweed – for more photos / info go to the Asclepias variegata detail page.

White Milkweed, Redring Milkweed, Variegated Milkweed - Asclepias variegata

White Milkweed, Redring Milkweed, Variegated Milkweed – Asclepias variegata

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