SAVANNAH MILKWEED (Asclepias pedicellata)

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

Small in stature, often overlooked, this Florida Native Plant has pretty urn shaped flowers which can be green to yellow.

Shown being visited by a Rice Bug (Stenocoris sp.)

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

Larval host: Monarch, Queen and Soldier Butterflies

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

Where does it grow in Florida? http://www.florida.plantatlas.usf.edu/Plant.aspx?id=3188

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1 comment
  1. This is such a nice bloom, often overlooked too. It does well in my garden and in nursery pots too. I dont get many caterpillars on this species though.

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