Longleaf Milkweed - Savannah Milkweed
Asclepias longifolia
Asclepiadaceae (Milkweed) Family

Plant is an upright (or reclining) hairy perennial. Preferred habitat is pine woods, savannas and bogs. Distribution is coastal in the Escambia region.

Leaves are opposite; nearly alternate; and sometimes in whorls; linear; one whole part; no stalk; no teeth and no lobes.

Flowers are in clusters arising for the leaf axil. Corolla is greenish-white or pink with rose-colored tips. Hoods are greenish with purplish top. Horns are absent. Flowers occur in the spring and summer.

Fruit is a follicle that contains more than one seed and the pod splits at the seam when mature.

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