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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 north to Indian River and Manatee 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, 2018. Northern Cloudywing (Thorybes pylades) on Pinewoods Milkweed (Asclepias humistrata).

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