Asclepias michauxii Syn. A. angustifolia Decaisne
Asclepidaceae (Milkweed) Family
Plant is an upright single stalk that is 5 to 10 inches tall. Its preferred habitat is savannahs and pineland woods. Distribution is common throughout the Escambia region.
The leaves are many spaced primarily opposite on the stem. Each leaf is linear in form and slightly bristly to the touch.
The flowers are typical milkweed presented as a cluster at the tip of the flowering stalk. The corolla is greenish-white, with rose colored tips. The hoods are greenish with purplish top. The horns are absent. The single umbel is 2 to 3 inches across. Flowers occur in May.
Fruit is a follicle maturing in late summer.