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NC Native Plant Society:
Plant Details

Asclepias viridis

Little Green Milkweed, Green Antelope-horn, Spider Milkweed

Scientific Name:

Asclepias viridis

Genus:

Asclepias

Species Epithet:

viridis

Common Name:

Little Green Milkweed, Green Antelope-horn, Spider Milkweed

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Apocynaceae (Dogbane Family)

Native/Alien:

S.E. Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White, Pink, Green, Purple

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist

Bloom Time:

April, May, June, July

Habitat Description:

Wet longleaf pine savannas and flatwoods, seepage slopes, pitcherplant bogs (Weaklely 2015), mostly to the west and south of NC. Also prairies and open areas, including roadsides and ditches. Apr-Jul.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Important for Wildlife

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

Global Rank:

G4 - Apparently Secure, G5 - Secure (*Key)

Notes:

NatureServe Global Rank G4G5

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center: https://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=asvi2

Missouri Botanical Garden: http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=e474



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