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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 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: Treated as possibly extirpated in Rare Plants of South Florida (Gann, Bradley, Woodmansee 2002), this was re-ranked as Critically Imperiled in South Florida in 2020 based on observations by Kara Driscoll and colleagues.

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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

Other data on Asclepias tomentosa available from :

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

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