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WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Asclepias viridis   FAMILY Apocynaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Asclepias viridis   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Asclepiodora viridis

 

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


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image of Asclepias viridis, Green Antelope-horn, Spider Milkweed, Green Milkweed

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

        

image of Asclepias viridis, Green Antelope-horn, Spider Milkweed, Green Milkweed

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.

image of Asclepias viridis, Green Antelope-horn, Spider Milkweed, Green Milkweed

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.

image of Asclepias viridis, Green Antelope-horn, Spider Milkweed, Green Milkweed

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_asclepias_viridis_4

May        

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

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Asclepias viridis   FAMILY Apocynaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Asclepias viridis   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Asclepiodora viridis

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2883

Forb
Perennial

Native to Georgia

Rare

Habitat: Prairies, dry woodlands, calcareous hammocks, pine rocklands, per Weakley's Flora

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DOES THE PLANT HAVE "MILKY SAP"?
Has milky sap (latex)

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate to nearly opposite
Leaves have petioles.

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

FRUIT:
Follicle

 

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