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Florida Spiny Pod

Matelea floridana

Description:

A vining milkweed, An Endangered species in Florida. Deciduous vine produces a milky sap when a twig is broken. Blooms occur in late-spring to early summer- a rich burgundy-red. Pollinated by beetles, then produces the typical elongated milkweed pod and the. fluffy milkweed seed

Habitat:

I found these in the Silver Springs State Park, but am keeping the location to myself as it is an Endangered species.


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Florida, USA

Lat: 29.20, Long: -82.03

Spotted on Apr 3, 2016
Submitted on May 2, 2016

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