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Asclepias tuberosa Linnaeus var. rolfsii (Britton ex Vail) Shinners. Sandhill Butterflyweed. Phen: Feb-Aug; May-Sep. Hab: Longleaf pine sandhills, other dry, sandy habitats. Dist: Se. VA south to s. FL, west to s. MS.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Other Comments: The flowers are typically (but not always) lighter in color than those of var. tuberosa, yellow or yellowish-orange rather than deep orange to reddish. The first reported occurrence in Virginia is discussed by Belden et al. (2004).

Synonymy: = Asclepias rolfsii Britton ex Vail – S; < Asclepias tuberosa L. – C, F, Fl5, WH3; < Asclepias tuberosa L. ssp. rolfsii (Britton ex Vail) Woodson – FNA14, K1, K3, RAB, Woodson (1954); < Asclepias tuberosa L. var. rolfsii (Britton ex Vail) Shinners – Va

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