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Asclepias curtissii A. Gray
Curtiss' milkweed

Family: Apocynaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Endemic to peninsular Florida.

NatureServe Global Status: Vulnerable

State of Florida Status: Endangered

Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status: Rare

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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Asclepias curtissii
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Other data on Asclepias curtissii available from :
Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants
Asclepias curtissii has been found in the following 14 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Crystal Lake Sand Pine Scrub Natural Area Present Native
Fort Lauderdale Ex. Airport Gopher Tortoise Preserve Present Native
Gopher Tortoise Preserve Present Native
Hobe Sound Sandhill Present Native
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Native
Juno Dunes Natural Area Present Native
Jupiter Ridge Natural Area Present Native
Peck Lake Park Present Native
Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Present Native
Rosemary Ridge Preserve Present Native
Rosemary Scrub Natural Area Present Native
Scrub Oak Park Present Native
Seabranch Preserve State Park Present Native
Yamato Scrub Natural Area Present Native


Asclepias curtissii has been found in the following 4 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Collier County Native
Martin County Native
Palm Beach County Native


Asclepias curtissii has been found in the following 2 habitats :
Scrub
Scrubby Flatwoods


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Asclepias curtissii
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Asclepias curtissii
Copyright by: Shirley Denton