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Asclepias hirtella (Green milkweed)
Smith, R.W.

Asclepias hirtella

Asclepias hirtella (Pennell) Woodson

Green milkweed

Asclepiadaceae (Milkweed Family)

Synonym(s): Acerates hirtella, Asclepias longifolia var. hirtella

USDA Symbol: ashi

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Green , Brown
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: greenish white with purple at apex


USA: AL , AR , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MI , MN , MO , MS , OH , OK , TN , WI , WV
Canada: ON
Native Distribution: Threatened in MI and MN.

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees
Special Value to Bumble Bees
Special Value to Honey Bees
Supports Conservation Biological Control

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Asclepias hirtella in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Asclepias hirtella in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Asclepias hirtella


Record Modified: 2015-02-10
Research By: TWC Staff

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