Asclepias viridiflora

Asclepias viridiflora

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Short Green Milkweed Category:

Description

Key Information:

Soil: Mesic (Medium) – Xeric (Dry). Very drought tolerant.
Sun: Full Sun – Part Sun
Height: 1-3 ft
Bloom Color: Green
Bloom Season: June – August

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Suggested Uses: Does well in sandy and gravelly soils.

Native Range: Native throughout much of the U.S. and Canada. Native throughout the state of Minnesota except the Laurentian Mixed Forests of the Northeast.

Pollinators: Most often bee-pollinated, including the federally endangered Rusty Patched Bumble Bee (Bombus affinis). Green Milkweed is also a larval host for Monarch butterflies.

Flowers: Flowers are green, growing from the leaf axils. Flower structure is similar to that of many other Milkweed species. Pod is smooth.

Leaves: Leaf shape varies considerably from plant to plant. Some have narrow, linear leaves and others have oblong leaves with wavy edges. All leaves generally have pointed tips and are folded down the central vein.

Other Names: Green Comet Milkweed

More information: USDA PLANT database profile

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