Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

Asclepiadaceae: Milkweed

Plants with milky latex juice. Leaves usually opposite, entire, and simple. Flowers in terminal umbel-like clusters with 5 swept-back petals with a 5-parted cup that has 5 small horns curving onto the center part made up of united stamens and stigma. Fruits a long pod which splits to reveal many seeds with a fluffy floss used to disperse them by the wind.
Flower Formula:  Sepals 5; Petals (5) Glossary

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Asclepias
milkweed
14 Photo of Asclepias Not a vine. Images   Information
Vincetoxicum
swallow-wort
1 Photo of Vincetoxicum Vine. Images   Information


         
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