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Wasowski, Sally and Andy
Asclepias lanceolata Walt.
Fewflower milkweed, Few-flower milkweed, Red milkweed
Synonyms: Asclepias lanceolata var. paupercula
USDA Symbol: asla2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
A smooth, slender, upright perennial, 3-5 ft. tall, with long, linear to lance-shaped leaves. Somewhat sparse heads of bright orange-red milkweed flowers grow at the ends of long, slender purplish stems.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Breeding System:
Flowers Bisexual Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Red , Orange
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug
AL , DE , FL , GA , LA , MD , MS , NC , NJ , SC , TN , TX , VA Native Distribution:
Coastal Plain from s. NJ to FL & s.e. TX Native Habitat:
Fresh to brackish marshes; wet pinelands USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: High
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Wet
Soil Description: Wet soils, both fresh and brackish.
Conditions Comments: In the wild, typically grows with Salt Marshmallow (Kosteletzkya virginica).
From the National Organizations Directory
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- Picayune, MS
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Record Modified: 2009-02-02
Research By: TWC Staff