Asclepias viridis

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Asclepias viridis
Asclepias viridis.jpg
Conservation status

Apparently Secure (NatureServe)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Apocynaceae
Subfamily: Asclepiadoideae
Genus: Asclepias
Species: A. viridis
Binomial name
Asclepias viridis
Walter

Asclepias viridis is a species of flowering plant in the dogbane family known by the common names green milkweed, green antelopehorn, and spider milkweed. It is native to the southcentral and southeastern United States.[1]

This milkweed is a perennial herb with alternately arranged leaves. The inflorescence is an umbel of white flowers with purplish centers.[2]

This species grows on many types of soil. It is common in overgrazed pasture land and roadsides.[2]

This, like some other milkweed species, is a host plant for the monarch butterfly.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Asclepias viridis. NatureServe.
  2. ^ a b Asclepias viridis. USDA Plant Guide.
  3. ^ Van Hook, T. and M. P. Zalucki. (1991). Oviposition by Danaus plexippus (Nymphalidae: Danainae) on Asclepias viridis in northern Florida. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 45(3) 215-21.

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