Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Gentianales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Green Antelope-horn, Spider Milkweed, Green Milkweed
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Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_asclepias_viridis_1
Leaves oblong to lance-oblong or elliptic, rounded at base, short-stalked, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.
Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_asclepias_viridis_1b
The petals are green and spreading (not reflexed); the hood is purple, per All About South Carolina Wildflowers.
Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_asclepias_viridis_4
Note the upright petals, unique among the milkweeds, per Wildflowers in the Field and Forest.
Native to South Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - SC
DOES THE PLANT HAVE "MILKY SAP"?
Has milky sap (latex)
Alternate to nearly opposite
Leaves have petioles.
Greenish (with purple hood)
5-lobed corolla, lobes spreading (not reflexed)
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- All About South Carolina Wildflowers p110
- Wildflowers of the Eastern United States p069
- Wildflowers in the Field and Forest p246
- Wildflowers of Tennessee p195
- Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians p232