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Asclepias viridis

Green Antelopehorn

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Asclepias viridis (Green Antelopehorn)

This stunning native plant is a beauty and a great choice for any garden. The slightly spreading nature, big flower clusters and attractiveness to butterflies make the plant a garden-worthy specimen. Occurs on rocky prairies and glades, in old fields and along roadsides

Additional Information:
Host plant for the Monarch butterfly larvae.


Height
8-24 Inches

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Spread
24-36 Inches

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Bloom/Seasonal Color
Yellow Green


USDA Hardiness Zone 4-8

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:
The plant needs little care once established.

Good Companions
Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa), Purple Beard Tongue (Penstemon cobaea), Rose Verbena (Glandularia canadensis), Yarrow (Achillea millefolium), Prairie Dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepis), Missouri Primrose (Oenothera macrocarpa)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

UPL

Nature Attracting

Butterfly

Root

Taproot

Season of Interest

Late (July-frost)
Mid (May-June)

Soil Moisture

Average

Special Uses

Dried Flower

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

USFS MO Ecological Map

Wildlife Benefit

Butterfly Host
Butterfly Nectar