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


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picture of Asclepias viridiflora, image of Asclepias viridiflora

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_acvi4_001_lvd

        

picture of Asclepias viridiflora, image of Asclepias viridiflora

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.

picture of Asclepias viridiflora, image of Asclepias viridiflora

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_a_viridiflora_14a

August        

Corolla lobes strongly reflexed; hoods long, narrow & erect; horns absent, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

picture of Asclepias viridiflora, image of Asclepias viridiflora

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_a_viridiflora_2

August    Iredell County    NC

Follicles erect, 9-13cm long, 1-2cm broad, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

picture of Asclepias viridiflora, image of Asclepias viridiflora

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_a_viridiflora_1

September    Iredell County    NC