Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3307

Forb
Perennial
Has milky sap (latex)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon (rare in Coastal Plain)

Look for it in open woodlands, woodland edges, barrens, glades, esp over mafic or calcareous rocks, and also in disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Leaves have petioles.

FLOWER:
Summer
Greenish-white
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5-lobed corolla, lobes strongly reflexed
Superior ovary
Flowers in 1-6 umbels from upper leaf axils

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Follicle

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Asclepias viridiflora   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 157-01-019:
Asclepias viridiflora   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Green Milkweed