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Pinewoods milkweed
Asclepias humistrata

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

General Landscape Uses: Wildflower gardens.

Availability: Occasionally grown by native plant nurseries in central Florida.

Range: Southeastern United States south to Highlands County; disjunct and possibly extirpated in Collier County.

Plant Map Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.

 Map of suggested ZIP codes from South Florida north to southern Brevard, Osceola, Polk, and Pasco counties.

Habitats: Scrub, sandhills and other dry sites.

Wildlife and Ecology: Larval host plant for monarch (Danaus plexippus) and queen (Danaus gilippus) butterflies.

Comments: See also the Florida Wildflower Foundation's Flower Friday page and Monarchs & Milkweed flyer.

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Mary Keim

Copyright by: Lilly Anderson-Messec via her Instagram account @lilliumbyrd.

Copyright by: Lilly Anderson-Messec via her Instagram account @lilliumbyrd.

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