Asclepias viridiflora Raf.
Family: Apocynaceae
green-flowered milkweed,  more...
[Acerates viridiflora (Raf.) Pursh ex Eaton,  more]
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Hugh H. Iltis  
Etymology: Asclepias: named for the Greek god of healing Asklepios
Plants: erect to drooping, perennial forb often falling over, 12"-32" tall, downy, milky juice, single stems
Leaves: lance-like to linear or broadly oblong, rough edges, stalkless, downy beneath
Flowers: greenish to white, 5-parted, 1/3"-1/2" tall, thinly-oblong hoods directly connected to the petals, no horns; inflorescence several, densely-flowered, mostly stalkless, drooping umbels; blooms June-Aug.
Fruits: pods with many seeds on silky hairs
Habitat: dry; prairies, woods, inland sands, barrens; in sandy soil
Hazardous: Careful, this plant is hazardous!
Conservation Status: Native
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S. Kelly Kearns  
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Merel R. Black  
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Derek Anderson  
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Derek Anderson  
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Aaron_Carlson  
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Aaron_Carlson  
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Aaron_Carlson  
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Derek Anderson  
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Aaron Carlson  
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Aaron_Carlson  
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