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Lewis, A. D.
Asclepias michauxii Decne.
USDA Symbol: ASMI12
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
This milkweed grows 4 to 16 inches high and has narrow leaves. The leaf arrangement is variable. The flowers are small and have greenish-yellow petals with some purple markings. The hoods are tall and pointed. - ADL.
Flowering from April to June in dry, sandy pine woods. - ADL.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Green , Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
DistributionUSA: AL , FL , GA , LA , MS , SC
Native Distribution: Coastal plain of SC, GA, AL, MS and southeastern LA and northern FL.
Native Habitat: Pine savannas.
USDA Native Status: L48 N
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil pH: Acidic (pH<6.8)
Drought Tolerance: Medium
Heat Tolerant: yes
Soil Description: Sandy soils.
Conditions Comments: Grows on sand hilla and on sandy soils in pine woods.
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Larval Host: Monarch butterfly.
Nectar Source: yes
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Record Modified: 2009-09-14
Research By: JAM