(Plate XXXIII.)

Family

Milkweed.

Colour

Purple without, ash coloured within.

Odour

Scentless.

Range

Florida to South Carolina.

Time Of Bloom

July, August.

Flowers: small; growing in umbels. (See A. incarnata, page 76.) Leaves: opposite; lanceolate, or linear narrowing into a petiole. Stem: one to two feet high; erect; slender; somewhat pubescent.

This lovely species of milkweed is found mostly in wet barrens. It is one of our shy and well-bred weeds which must look with disdain upon the bad manners of the numerous European plants that have made their homes in this country.