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Location: Searcy County, Arkansas
Month of Photograph: May
Distribution Map: Asclepiadaceae - Distribution Map Spacer
USDA, NRCS. 2012. The PLANTS Database (, 16 January 2012). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA. Spacer Guests can be assured that there is established evidence that this plant has been found in all of the green filled counties of Arkansas. However, the white filled counties should not be interpreted as counties in which this plant does not grow. They should instead be interpreted as counties which lack officially sanction evidence of the plants presence there.

Family: Asclepiadaceae

Bloom, lateral view

Asclepias quadrifolia - Bloom Lateral View "
Asclepias quadrifolia - Inflorescence Frontal View Inflorescence, frontal view

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Asclepias quadrifolia - Inflorescence Ventral View Inflorescence, ventral view
Asclepias quadrifolia - Flower Lateral ViewFlower, lateral View
Asclepias quadrifolia - Flowers Lateral View Flowers, lateral view
Asclepias quadrifolia - Single Leaf AdaxialSingle Leaf, adaxial
Asclepias quadrifolia - Leaf Whorl Leaf, false whorl (Look carefully.)
Whorled Leaves

For many years I had thought of the leaves of this plant as "whorled". It was not until I took the time to trully look at the plant, the entire, that I noticed that the leaves that I thought to be whorled were actually two sets of opposite leaves. Careful, painstaking observation is not a talent that I was born with - unfortunately.

Asclepias quadrifolia - Leaf WhorlLeaf, false whorl
And now... The evidence.
Asclepias quadrifolia - Whole Plant Whole Plant
Note: The leaves above and below the "false whorl" are simply two leaves opposite from each other.
Asclepias quadrifolia - Whole Plant Whole Plant
Asclepias quadrifolia - Whole PlantWhole Plant
Flower, frontal view close
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