White Flowered Milkweed
White Milkweed - Red Ring Milkweed
Asclepias variegata
Asclepiadaceae (Milkweed) Family

Plant is an upright, hairy to smooth perennial. Preferred habitat is woods, woodland edges, swamps and stream banks. Distribution is throughout the Escambia region.

Leaves are opposite on the stem; consisting of one whole part; short stalked; oval to nearly lance-like; wavy leaf margins; no teeth and no lobes.

Flowers are in a terminal, compact umbel; corolla is white; hoods are white. Flowers occur in the spring and early summer.

Fruit is a pod containing more than one seed where pod splits along the seam.

The milkweed, A. humistrata, is similar.

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