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COMMON NAME

Green milkweed

SCIENTIFIC NAME

Asclepias viridis

PLANT FAMILY

Dogbane family (Apocynaceae)

PLANT GROUP

Wildflowers and Herbs

Reaching 1-2 feet high and blooming May-August, this milkweed grows in dry areas, prairies, and some disturbed grounds.
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Identification hints

Stem has alternating leaf arrangement and contains milky sap. Leaf edges are often wavy. Flowers are white with some rose or purple at the center.
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Did you know?

It is recognized by pollination ecologists as attracting large number of native bees.
DISTRIBUTION IN THE U.S.
Alabama , Arkansas , Florida , Georgia , Illinois , Indiana , Kansas , Kentucky , Louisiana , Missouri , Mississippi , Nebraska , Ohio , Oklahoma , South Carolina , Tennessee , Texas , West Virginia
HABITAT
There is no information available for this species

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