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Asclepias incarnata L.
Swamp milkweed

Family: Apocynaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Widespread in North America.

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Rare

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Asclepias incarnata
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Other data on Asclepias incarnata available from :
Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants
Asclepias incarnata has been found in the following 11 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Collier-Seminole State Park Present Native
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Present Native
Dupuis Reserve Present Native
Everglades National Park Assumed to be Present Native
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park Present Native
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Native
Nicodemus Slough Present Native
Pond Apple Slough Present Native
Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve Present Native


Asclepias incarnata has been found in the following 8 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Collier County Native
Glades County Native
Hendry County Native
Martin County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Mainland) Native
Palm Beach County Native


Asclepias incarnata has been found in the following 4 habitats :
Disturbed Wetland
Mesic Flatwoods
Strand Swamp
Wet Prairie


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Asclepias incarnata
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Asclepias incarnata
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Asclepias incarnata
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Asclepias incarnata
Copyright by: George D. Gann, 2017
In cultivation, Florida