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

 

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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