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Asclepias longifolia Michx.
Longleaf milkweed

Family: Apocynaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Eastern and southeastern United States.

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Rare

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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Asclepias longifolia
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Other data on Asclepias longifolia available from :
Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants
Asclepias longifolia has been found in the following 11 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Collier-Seminole State Park Present Native
Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) Present Native
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Present Native
Dupuis Reserve Present Native
Everglades National Park Present Native
Fred C. Babcock-Cecil M. Webb Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Loxahatchee River Natural Area Present Native
Loxahatchee Slough Natural Area Present Native
Okaloacoochee Slough State Forest, Okaloacoochee Slough Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Pal-Mar Natural Area Present Native


Asclepias longifolia has been found in the following 5 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Charlotte County Native
Collier County Native
Lee County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Mainland) Native


Asclepias longifolia has been found in the following 4 habitats :
Marl Prairie
Mesic Flatwoods
Pine Rockland
Wet Flatwoods


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Asclepias longifolia
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer