Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2883

Forb
Perennial
Has milky sap (latex)

Native to South Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Rare

Look for it in prairies, dry woodlands, calcareous hammocks, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate to nearly opposite
Leaves have petioles.

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Greenish (with purple hood)
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5-lobed corolla, lobes spreading (not reflexed)
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer
Follicle

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Gentianales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Asclepias viridis   FAMILY Apocynaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Asclepias viridis   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Asclepiodora viridis

 

COMMON NAME:
Green Antelope-horn, Spider Milkweed, Green Milkweed


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_asvi11_001_lvd

        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_asclepias_viridis_1

May        

Leaves oblong to lance-oblong or elliptic, rounded at base, short-stalked, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_asclepias_viridis_1b

May        

The petals are green and spreading (not reflexed); the hood is purple, per All About South Carolina Wildflowers.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_asclepias_viridis_4

May        

Note the upright petals, unique among the milkweeds, per Wildflowers in the Field and Forest.