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Asclepias feayi Chapm. ex Gray
Florida milkweed

Asclepias feayi
Copyright by: Erik Ottoson
St. Lucie County, Florida, 2013

Family: Apocynaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Endemic to peninsular Florida.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Critically Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

South Florida History and Distribution: While ranked as possibly extirpated in Rare Plants of South Florida (Gann et al. 2002: p. 118-120), a number of new collections have been made in Lee and Charlotte counties since that time (e.g., Wilder & McCombs 20206 USF).

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

Comments: For more images, click on the Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants link below.

Other data on Asclepias feayi available from :

Asclepias feayi has been found in the following 3 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Cayo Costa State Park Reported
Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park
Koreshan State Historic Site Reported

Asclepias feayi has been found in the following 4 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Charlotte County Native
Collier County Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated
Glades County Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated
Lee County Native

Asclepias feayi has been found in the following 3 habitats :
Mesic Flatwoods
Scrub
Scrubby Flatwoods

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Asclepias feayi
Copyright by: Erik Ottoson
St. Lucie County, Florida, 2013
Asclepias feayi
Copyright by: Erik Ottoson
St. Lucie County, Florida, 2013
Asclepias feayi
Copyright by: Erik Ottoson
St. Lucie County, Florida, 2013
Asclepias feayi
Copyright by: Erik Ottoson
St. Lucie County, Florida, 2013
Asclepias feayi
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Asclepias feayi
Copyright by: Erik Ottoson
St. Lucie County, Florida, 2013
Asclepias feayi
Copyright by: Erik Ottoson
St. Lucie County, Florida, 2013