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Green Milkweed
Green Milkweed
Green Milkweed
Green Milkweed
Green Milkweed
Green Milkweed

Green Milkweed

Asclepias viridis ❄️
Note : During our spring season, preparation of materials for careful packaging of plants before shipping typically takes 14 business days, in addition to the standard shipping times.

Height: 1.5’-2.5’
Spread 1’-2’
Bloom: April-September
Light: Full Sun
Water: Low, Moderate
Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Origin: Texas
Deer Resistant:

Known as a perennial forb or herb with alternate, entire leaves, Green Milkweed is a native plant. Leaves often have wavy margins. White umbel-shaped flowers, usually one per plant, are produced in umbels. Each flower (gynostegium) has some purple or rose-colored center. These milkweeds bloom from late spring to mid-summer and exude a milky substance that resembles 'Elmer's glue' when broken.

Kansas to Texas has this milkweed growing in their pastures. Cattle and horses generally avoid them. Roadside ditches, prairies, open areas, and other areas with little vegetation competition can be found with it.

Some butterflies love this member of the milkweed family. In rich or poor soils, it grows intermittently throughout the growing season through the end of summer. It spreads widely and opens up. It requires little water and full sun to thrive.

Nectar Source Plant: Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes), Common Checkered Skipper (Pyrgus communis), Giant Swallowtail ( Papilio cresphontes), Large Wood Nymph (Cercyonis pegala), Mourning Cloak ( Nymphalis antiopa), Queen (Danaus gilippus), Question Mark (Polygonia interrogationis), Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta), Tiger Swallowtail ( Papilio glaucus)

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