Asclepias viridis (Green Milkweed)
Green Milkweed is a native perennial that blooms on and off spring through summer. It is a must-have in any pollinator garden that is sunny, open and dry.
Green Milkweed is a host plant for Monarch butterflies. It also is a good nectar source. It can be found growing is various soils, rich or poor. It requires little water once established and needs full sun. It is more tolerant of deep, rich soils and moisture than Antelope Horn Milkweed ( Asclepias asperula).
AT A GLANCE
|Monarch, Queen butterflies
|Bumble, honey and native bee friendly. Attracts beneficial insects.
|Present in state
|Present in county and native
|Native to North America, but adventive & escaped in state
|Not present in state
|Present and rare, native in county
|Previously present, now extinct
|Questionable presence (cross-hatched, regardless of color)