Asclepias humistrata

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Asclepias humistrata
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Apocynaceae
Subfamily: Asclepiadoideae
Genus: Asclepias
Species: A. humistrata
Binomial name
Asclepias humistrata

Sandhill milkweed (Asclepias humistrata) is a species of milkweed plant. It is also known as pinewoods milkweed and pink-veined milkplant. It belongs in the subfamily Asclepiadoideae. It is native to the southeastern United States. It blooms in spring and summer. The flowers are pink lavender and white.[1] It is found in well drained areas such as sandy woodlands, sandy hills, and Florida scrub. Sandhill milkweed likes dry soil and sunny places. It grows from 0.3 to 0.9 meters tall (1–3 feet).[2]


  1. ^ Rufino Osorieo (2001). A Gardener's Guide to Florida's Native Plants. University Press of Florida. ISBN 0-8130-1852-8
  2. ^ William Cullina (2000). Wildflowers: A Guide to Growing and Propagating Native Flowers of North America. The New England Wildflower Society. ISBN 0-395-96609-4

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