Taxon: Asclepias viridis Walter

Genus: Asclepias
Family: Apocynaceae
  Subfamily: Asclepiadoideae
      Tribe: Asclepiadeae
        Subtribe: Asclepiadinae
Nomen number: 417796
Place of publication: Fl. carol. 107. 1788
Name Verified on: 19-Dec-2000 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 19-Dec-2000
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 5 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

  • antelope-horns  (Source: F NC Tex) - English
  • green antelope-horn  (Source: F Florida) - English
  • green milkweed  (Source: F NC Tex) - English
  • spider milkweed  (Source: F GPlains) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Toxicon 28:603-604. 1990)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, - Kansas, - Missouri, - Nebraska, - Oklahoma
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Ohio, - West Virginia
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, - Arkansas, - Florida, - Georgia, - Kentucky, - Louisiana, - Mississippi, - Tennessee


  • Browne, E. T. & R. Athey Vascular plants of Kentucky: an annotated checklist. 1992 (L Kentucky)
  • Burrows, G. E. et al. 1990. Intoxication due to Asclepias sp. (milkweeds) (Toxicon) 28:603-604.
  • Chester, E. W. et al. Atlas of Tennessee vascular plants. 1993-1997 (Atlas Tenn)
  • Diggs, G. M., Jr. et al. Shinner's and Mahler's illustrated flora of North Central Texas. 1999 (F NC Tex)
  • Duncan, W. H. & J. T. Kartesz Vascular flora of Georgia: an annotated checklist. 1981 (L Georgia)
  • Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada, ed. 2. 1991 (Glea Cron ed2)
  • McGregor, R. L. et al. (The Great Plains Flora Association) Flora of the Great Plains. 1986 (F GPlains)
  • Mohlenbrock, R. H. & D. M. Ladd Distribution of Illinois vascular plants. 1978 (Atlas Ill)
  • Ohio Flora Committee (E. L. Braun, T. S. Cooperrider, T. R. Fisher, J. J. Furlow) The vascular flora of Ohio. 1967- (F Ohio)
  • Smith, E. B. An atlas and annotated list of the vascular plants of Arkansas. 1978 (L Arkansas)
  • Steyermark, J. A. Flora of Missouri. 1977 (F Missouri)
  • Strausbaugh, T. D. & E. L. Core Flora of West Virginia, ed. 2. 1978 (F WVa)
  • Wunderlin, R. & B. Hansen Atlas of Florida vascular plants (on-line resource). (Atlas Florida)
  • Wunderlin, R. P. Guide to the vascular plants of Florida. 1998 (F Florida)

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