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Asclepias verticillata L.
Whorled 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 verticillata
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Other data on Asclepias verticillata available from :
Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants
Asclepias verticillata has been found in the following 16 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
A.D. 'Doug' Barnes Park Present Native
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Cayo Costa State Park Present Native
Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) Present Native
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Native
Dupuis Reserve Present Native
Everglades National Park Present Native
Fred C. Babcock-Cecil M. Webb Wildlife Management Area Present Native
J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Native
Ludlam Pineland Present Native
Ned Glenn Nature Preserve Present Native
Nixon Smiley Pineland Addition Present Native
Nixon Smiley Pineland Preserve Present Native
Pine Shore Preserve Present Native
Prairie Pines Preserve Present Native


Asclepias verticillata has been found in the following 6 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Charlotte County Native
Collier County Native
Lee County Native
Martin County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Palm Beach County Native


Asclepias verticillata has been found in the following 3 habitats :
Mesic Flatwoods
Pine Rockland
Wet Flatwoods


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Asclepias verticillata
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Asclepias verticillata
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley