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Asclepias tomentosa Elliott. Sandhill Milkweed, Velvetleaf Milkweed. Phen: May-Aug (-Oct); Jun-Oct. Hab: Longleaf pine sandhills, oak scrubs, drier pine flatwoods, coastal dunes. Dist: Sc. NC south to s. FL, west to se. AL and Panhandle FL; disjunct in e. TX. The curious distribution is mapped and discussed by Sorrie (2016).

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Synonymy: = Fl5, FNA14, K1, K3, K4, RAB, Tx, WH3, Woodson (1954); ? Asclepias aceratoides M.A.Curtis – S

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image of plant© Alan Cressler: Asclepias tomentosa, Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge, Chesterfield County, South Carolina 1 by Alan Cressler source
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