(Pinewoods Milkweed - Fleshy Milkweed)
Asclepias amplexicaulis Smith
Asclepiadaceae (Milkweed) Family
Plant is an upright, hairy to smooth perennial. Preferred habitat is woodland edges, thin pine forests, roadsides and rocky embankments. Distribution is throughout the Escambia region.
Leaves are opposite on the stem; consisting of a whole part; short leaf stalks; egg-shaped to nearly lance-like; no teeth and no lobes. Leaf margins are wavy and veins are prominent.
Flowers are a terminal cluster or compact umbel. Corolla is pink (appears variegated). Hoods are pink. The most distinctive characteristic is the tan-colored flower buds.
Fruit is a pod containing many seeds.