SAVANNAH MILKWEED (Asclepias pedicellata)

WHAT FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT IS BLOOMING TODAY?: SAVANNAH MILKWEED (Asclepias pedicellata)

If there was any doubt that this plant is a milkweed, the brightly colored insects (Oncopeltus fasciatus) are a dead giveaway. Small, often overlooked, this Florida Native Plant has pretty urn shaped flowers which can be green to yellow.

Learn: http://hawthornhillwildflowers.blogspot.com/2010/02/savannah-milkweed-asclepias-pedicellata.html

Native American Ethnobotany for this genus: http://herb.umd.umich.edu/herb/search.pl?searchstring=Asclepias

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