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Asclepias tomentosa Ell.
Velvetleaf milkweed

Family: Apocynaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southeastern United States.

Map of Florida Locations

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Possibly Extirpated or Extinct in the Wild

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Possibly Extirpated

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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Asclepias tomentosa has been found in the following 2 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Collier County Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated
Lee County Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated

Asclepias tomentosa has been found in the following 3 habitats :
Disturbed Upland
Scrub
Scrubby Flatwoods