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Green Comet Milkweed (Asclepias viridiflora Raf.)

Also known as short green milkweed.

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Green Comet Milkweed


A milkweed with green flowers.

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Native or Not Present

This tentative map is based on our own research. It may have limited data on Canada and/or Mexico, and there is some subjectivity in our assignment of plants as introduced vs. expanded. Read more in this blog post.


Usually found on sites with poor soils, including sandy and gravely prairies, dry fields and dry rocky slopes. Usually found in intact natural areas and less common in disturbed habitats.

Asclepias viridiflora (Short Green Milkweed) | Illinois Wildflowers (About This Site)

Asclepias viridiflora (Green Comet Milkweed) | USDA PLANTS Database (About This Site)

Asclepias viridiflora | Go Botany (About This Site)

Green Comet Milkweed | iNaturalist (About This Site)

Asclepias viridiflora | Biota of North America Project (BONAP) (About This Site)

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