Asclepias viridis - Walter
Asclepiadaceae (Milkweed) Family
Plant is an upright, smooth to sparsely hairy perennial. Preferred habitat is at roadsides, on prairies, pinelands and mixed woods. Distribution is throughout the Escambia region, except directly at seashore.
Leaves are alternate on the stem to nearly opposite; consisting of one whole part; short leaf stalks; no teeth and no lobes.
Flowers are in an umbel at the end of the of the flowering stem; corolla is green; hoods are purple; horns are not evident. Flowering occurs in mid-spring and extends well into summer; however, since its summer season is dedicated to maturing its seed pods, it is considered a spring bloomer.
Fruit is a follicle (pod).