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Lewis, A. D.
Asclepias michauxii Decne.
USDA Symbol: ASMI12
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
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
, SC Native Distribution:
Coastal plain of SC, GA, AL, MS
and southeastern LA
and northern FL. Native Habitat:
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
National Wetland Indicator Status
|Status:|| FAC || FAC |
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
Record Last Modified: 2009-09-14
Research By: JAM