Asclepias variegata from Beth in Central, SC

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There is a lot of this plant along the Waldrop Stone waterfall trail. It is in the shade and looks like a berry angular/boxey hydrangea. There flowers are about as big as a hydrangea.
Thank you for your help.

Hi Beth,

this is one of our native woodland milkweeds, Asclepias variegata. It is called the Redring milkweed or the White-flowered  milkweed. I would say it is the most common woodland milkweed in the upstate, but it is not abundant where it is found.


Dr. Steven Hill, Botanist, SCNPS


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