Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Gentianales
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Read more about Green Milkweed at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
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Terry Holdsclaw tdh_a_viridiflora_4
July Iredell County NC
Umbels are densely flowered and arise from the upper leaf axils, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.
Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_a_viridiflora_14a
Corolla lobes strongly reflexed; hoods long, narrow & erect; horns absent, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.
Terry Holdsclaw tdh_a_viridiflora_2
August Iredell County NC
Follicles erect, 9-13cm long, 1-2cm broad, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC
Uncommon (rare in Coastal Plain)
DOES THE PLANT HAVE "MILKY SAP"?
Has milky sap (latex)
Leaves have petioles.
5-lobed corolla, lobes strongly reflexed
Flowers in 1-6 umbels from upper leaf axils
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast p457
- Wildflowers of the Eastern United States p070
- Wildflowers in the Field and Forest p246
- Wildflowers of Tennessee p194
- Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians p231
- Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains p129