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Longleaf milkweed
Asclepias longifolia

Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Ecological Restoration Notes: A rare and scattered herb in pinelands.

Availability: Apparently not cultivated in Florida.

Range: Eastern and southeastern United States.

Plant Map Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.

Habitats: Pinelands and prairies.

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

Comments: See also the Florida Wildflower Foundation's Flower Friday page.

Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Copyright by: Mary Keim, 2011. Queen caterpillar (Danaus gilippus) on Longleaf Milkweed (Asclepias longifolia).

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