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Asclepias rubra Linnaeus. Purple Savanna Milkweed, "Red Milkweed". Phen: (May-) Jun-Jul (-Aug); Jul-Sep. Hab: Pocosin ecotones, wet pine savannas, seepage bogs in longleaf pine sandhills, seepage swamps. Dist: Se. NY (Long Island), se. PA, and NJ south to wc. GA and w. Panhandle FL, west to e. TX.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Taxonomy Comments: A. laurifolia is alleged to differ in sessile, cordate-clasping leaf bases (vs. petioled and rounded), and other characters (see Small 1933); it may warrant recognition and needs additional study.

Synonymy: = C, F, Fl5, G, GW2, K1, K3, K4, NY, Pa, RAB, Tx, Va, WH3, Woodson (1954); > Asclepias laurifolia Michx. – S; > Asclepias rubra L. – S; > Asclepias rubra L. var. laurifolia (Michx.) Harper; > Asclepias rubra L. var. rubra

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