Thanks for the info. I have the Monarch page that you referenced, just overlooked the roots info.  Just trying to nail down the conformation of the roots system.

Used to have the Radford book for a plant tax class, should have kept it.

Greatly appreciate all your help! Once all is done, will send some images for consideration on the GNSI Facebook page. Meanwhile, lots of work!

Best, “OC”

On Oct 18, 2014, at 11:18 AM, Anne Runyon <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Re: [SCIART] Root system for Asclepia incarnata
Hi OC,
I have done field sketches of this plant (Wake County, NC) but did not disturbed it to examine the root system.
One of my sketches is here:
There is info on this milkweed in this profile that may help you.
Consulting my NC plant bible “Manual of the Vascular Flora of the Carolinas” by Radford, Ahles and Bell, I see that the most likely subspecies for Georgia is (as is also in NC) Asclepsis incarnata pulcra. (the other sub species, A. incarnata incarnata is found in Va., Fla., Tenn., Ky., and W.Va. and occasionally in the Carolinas.)
Good luck with your upcoming show. Keep us posted.
From: [log in to unmask]" href="mailto:[log in to unmask]" class="">OC Carlisle
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Thank you for your reference; have the pages. Also took Kathy’s offer as well. Enjoyed looking at the book. We used a book of the Flora of North Carolia in our plant taxonomy class, so this was familiar territory, very helpful illustration.
Interesting that there was no text on the root system.
Thank you again for your help and your wishes for success; this has been an incredible journey!
Best, “OC” Carlisle
On Oct 18, 2014, at 2:47 AM, Linda Heagy <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Hi "OC"

There is an illustration of Asclepias incarnata  subsp. incarnata in Shinners & Mahler's Illustrated Flora of North Central Texas that does shows the root structure. It is fibrous. The source of the original illustration is from:
Cornut, J.P. 1635 Canadensium plantarum, aliarumque nondum editarum historia. Simon le Moyne. Paris.

You can access the above in Shinners & Mahler's book thru the publisher’s site for free but it is not a very high res image but you can see the root structure conformation.

Go to then to Publications then to BRIT Press. There you will scoll down to bottom where you will see the book cover and how to access the entire book online. You will find the illustration on page 279 top center of page.

I am sending this page site to you herein below, but in case it does not take you directly to the page, then follow my instructions above.
Good luck!

I am very familiar with this book, I was the creative & art director, book & dust jacket designer and illustrator, and illustrator of 226 original botanical line drawings. I was not the illustrator of the above mentioned Asclepias however.....although I do sometimes feel like it, I was not around to do this particular illustration in the year 1635!

All the best and congratulations on your soon gotten degree. Good luck on your show!

Linny Heagy
DBA: Linny/Designer, Illustrator
Arlington, TX
GNSI member


On 10/17/14 10:27 PM, "OC Carlisle" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Hello Botanists,
> I am illustrating an Asclepis incarnata, part of my UGA BFA Scientific
> Illustration Exit Show. Illustrating the host plant for the Monarch showing
> leaves that have been partially eaten, notched and with an egg on one leaf’s
> underside. Having trouble with the root system. One book reference states the
> roots are fibrous (Pollinators of Native Plants by Heather Holm - page 182)
> Not sure how the roots are shaped in the ground. Are the roots shaped in an
> oval shape or spread out like a tree. Have other picture references, my photos
> of a pot bound plant, herbarium sheets with small portions of roots on the
> page.
> Want to make this correct. Any guidance from you who are the experts will be
> most appreciated! Thank you!
> “OC” Carlisle
> Still the student & looking to graduate in December 2014. Thanks again for
> your help!
> University of Georgia
> Athens, GA
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