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Asemeia Rafinesque. Milkwort.

A genus of ca. 28 species, perennial herbs (sometimes suffrutescent), neotropical north to the se. United States.

ID notes: Asemeia grandiflora can be distinguished from our species of Senega by its large, suborbicular, pink or rose wings (5-7 mm long, almost or quite as wide as long, broadly rounded at the apex, vs. either < 5 mm long, or elliptical, or acuminate or cuspidate at the apex in Senega).

Ref: Abbott (2011); Abbott (2021) In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2021); Bernardi (2000); Pastore & Abbott (2012). Show full citations.

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