Asclepias viridiflora

ClassificationDicots
FamilyApocynaceae
Family (Traditional)
GenusAsclepias
SpeciesAsclepias viridiflora Raf.
Common NameGreen comet milkweed
Growth Habitforb
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: forb; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite; Subopposite; Simple/Compound: Simple; Leaf Complexity: 0; Leaf Type: Broadleaf;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Fruit Color: ;
*Average C-Value: 8.1
C value 8
StatusNative; TN[SNR] KY[S4] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
Specimen(s) View and Download Specimen Details »

** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Acerates viridiflora Acerates viridiflora (Raf.) Pursh ex Eat.
Acerates viridiflora var. ivesii Acerates viridiflora var. ivesii Britt.
Acerates viridiflora var. linearis Acerates viridiflora var. linearis A. Gray
Asclepias viridiflora var. lanceolata Asclepias viridiflora var. lanceolata Torr.
Asclepias viridiflora var. linearis Asclepias viridiflora var. linearis (A. Gray) Fern.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Barren (KY), Breckinridge (KY), Bullitt (KY), Caldwell (KY), Calloway (KY), Christian (KY), Edmonson (KY), Estill (KY), Garrard (KY), Graves (KY), Grayson (KY), Hardin (KY), Hart (KY), Jefferson (KY), Lewis (KY), Livingston (KY), Logan (KY), Madison (KY), Marion (KY), Marshall (KY), Meade (KY), Nelson (KY), Powell (KY), Pulaski (KY), Simpson (KY), Todd (KY), Trigg (KY), Warren (KY), Anderson (TN), Bledsoe (TN), Campbell (TN), Claiborne (TN), Davidson (TN), Decatur (TN), Fayette (TN), Franklin (TN), Giles (TN), Hamblen (TN), Hamilton (TN), Hardeman (TN), Henry (TN), Knox (TN), Loudon (TN), McNairy (TN), Marion (TN), Marshall (TN), Maury (TN), Meigs (TN), Montgomery (TN), Rhea (TN), Roane (TN), Rutherford (TN), Sumner (TN), Wilson (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, EKY, HTTU, MDKY, MTSU, TENN, UCHT, VDB

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1962 - 2018

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100223179 Bledsoe Tennessee 12 Aug 1979 Mark Whitten
853
EKY
Asclepias viridiflora
31234100223161 Nelson Kentucky 24 Jun 1981 Richard H. Hannan
7368
EKY
Asclepias viridiflora
31234100765187 Madison Kentucky 15 Jun 2012 Will Overbeck
1665
EKY
Asclepias viridiflora
31234100223112 Estill Kentucky 24 Aug 1988 Richard G. Guetig
937
EKY
Asclepias viridiflora
31234100723541 Garrard Kentucky 26 Jun 2011 W.W. Overbeck
1312
EKY
Asclepias viridiflora
31234100223187 Wilson Tennessee 20 Aug 1980 Richard H. Hannan
5118
EKY
Asclepias viridiflora
BEREA002223 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Asclepias viridiflora
BEREA002225 Trigg Kentucky
BEREA
Asclepias viridiflora
BEREA002224 Trigg Kentucky
BEREA
Asclepias viridiflora
MDKY00007767 Todd Kentucky
MDKY
Asclepias viridiflora
TENN-V-0177837 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias viridiflora
TENN-V-0177827 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias viridiflora
TENN-V-0177843 Meigs Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias viridiflora
TENN-V-0177825 Decatur Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias viridiflora
TENN-V-0177834 Loudon Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias viridiflora
TENN-V-0177849 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias viridiflora
TENN-V-0177819 Bledsoe Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias viridiflora
TENN-V-0177826 Fayette Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias viridiflora
TENN-V-0177824 Decatur Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias viridiflora
TENN-V-0177835 Loudon Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias viridiflora
TENN-V-0177852 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias viridiflora
TENN-V-0177817 Anderson Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias viridiflora
TENN-V-0177829 Hamblen Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias viridiflora
TENN-V-0177842 Meigs Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias viridiflora
TENN-V-0177823 Claiborne Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias viridiflora
TENN-V-0177847 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias viridiflora
TENN-V-0177836 Loudon Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias viridiflora
TENN-V-0177818 Anderson Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias viridiflora
TENN-V-0177838 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias viridiflora
TENN-V-0177822 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias viridiflora
31234100223138 Madison Kentucky 28 May 1993 Timothy J. Weckman
209
EKY
Asclepias viridiflora
31234100223146 Marion Kentucky 18 Jun 1981 Richard H. Hannan
7175
EKY
Asclepias viridiflora
31234100223120 Grayson Kentucky 11 Jul 1980 Richard H. Hannan
4517
EKY
Asclepias viridiflora
31234100223104 Estill Kentucky 01 Jul 1988 Richard G. Guetig
731
EKY
Asclepias viridiflora
31234100223153 Marion Kentucky 22 Jun 2000 Timothy J. Weckman
5827
EKY
Asclepias viridiflora
TENN-V-0177841 McNairy Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias viridiflora
TENN-V-0177839 Marshall Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias viridiflora
TENN-V-0177833 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias viridiflora
TENN-V-0177844 Rhea Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias viridiflora
TENN-V-0177828 Giles Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias viridiflora
TENN-V-0177821 Bledsoe Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias viridiflora
TENN-V-0177850 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias viridiflora
TENN-V-0177840 Maury Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias viridiflora
TENN-V-0177846 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias viridiflora
TENN-V-0177831 Hardeman Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias viridiflora
TENN-V-0177832 Henry Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias viridiflora
TENN-V-0177848 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias viridiflora
TENN-V-0177820 Bledsoe Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias viridiflora
TENN-V-0177845 Roane Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias viridiflora
UCHT023720 Marion Tennessee
UCHT
Asclepias viridiflora
UCHT023719 Marion Tennessee
UCHT
Asclepias viridiflora
APSC0102355 Estill Kentucky
APSC
Asclepias viridiflora
APSC0075405 Marshall Kentucky
APSC
Asclepias viridiflora
APSC0079188 Breckinridge Kentucky 31 Jul 1982 Max Medley
APSC
Asclepias viridiflora
APSC0028963 Montgomery Tennessee 04 Aug 1981 Edward W. Chester
81-634
APSC
Asclepias viridiflora
APSC0028951 Simpson Kentucky 20 Jul 1971 Jerry and Carol Baskin
APSC
Asclepias viridiflora
APSC0079159 Warren Kentucky
APSC
Asclepias viridiflora
APSC0028962 Montgomery Tennessee 19 Aug 1984 Edward W. Chester
84-314
APSC
Asclepias viridiflora
APSC0028958 Giles Tennessee 21 Jul 2002 Dwayne Estes
3637
APSC
Asclepias viridiflora
APSC0042466 Caldwell Kentucky 03 Jun 2014 Mason Brock
APSC
Asclepias viridiflora
TENN-V-0177851 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias viridiflora
TENN-V-0177830 Hamilton Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias viridiflora
UCHT023717 Marion Tennessee
UCHT
Asclepias viridiflora
APSC0028961 Montgomery Tennessee 04 Aug 1998 Edward W. Chester
13473
APSC
Asclepias viridiflora
APSC0079205 Hart Kentucky
APSC
Asclepias viridiflora
APSC0079203 Jefferson Kentucky 05 Jun 1987 Max Medley
APSC
Asclepias viridiflora
APSC0121026 Calloway Kentucky
APSC
Asclepias viridiflora
APSC0075404 Barren Kentucky 29 Jun 1979 G.P. Johnson
APSC
Asclepias viridiflora
APSC0028948 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Asclepias viridiflora
APSC0079196 Meade Kentucky
APSC
Asclepias viridiflora
APSC0080396 Lewis Kentucky
APSC
Asclepias viridiflora
APSC0028957 Wilson Tennessee 21 Aug 2009 Kim Norton
129
APSC
Asclepias viridiflora
APSC0028952 Bullitt Kentucky
APSC
Asclepias viridiflora
APSC0078748 Pulaski Kentucky
APSC
Asclepias viridiflora
APSC0104890 Christian Kentucky 28 Jul 2018 Mason Brock
APSC
Asclepias viridiflora
APSC0079204 Powell Kentucky
APSC
Asclepias viridiflora
APSC0028950 Logan Kentucky 22 Jul 1972 Jerry and Carol Baskin
APSC
Asclepias viridiflora
APSC0079197 Warren Kentucky
APSC
Asclepias viridiflora
APSC0075406 Todd Kentucky 02 Jul 1976 Raymond Athey
APSC
Asclepias viridiflora
APSC0028959 Maury Tennessee 15 Jul 2001 Dwayne Estes
2523
APSC
Asclepias viridiflora
APSC0107683 Hardin Kentucky
APSC
Asclepias viridiflora
HTTU033217 Rutherford Tennessee
HTTU
Asclepias viridiflora
MTSU018318 Rutherford Tennessee 27 Jul 1994 Terri Hogan
MTSU
Asclepias viridiflora
BRIT71412 Bledsoe Tennessee 05 Jul 1969 A. J. Sharp
43706
VDB
Asclepias viridiflora
BRIT71402 Maury Tennessee 02 Jun 1966 J. Baskin
270
VDB
Asclepias viridiflora
BRIT71398 Rutherford Tennessee 14 Jul 1979 Richard Carter
1983
VDB
Asclepias viridiflora
BRIT71414 Wilson Tennessee 03 Jun 1966 J. Baskin
231
VDB
Asclepias viridiflora
BRIT71408 Rutherford Tennessee 26 Jun 1964 M. Edna
10
VDB
Asclepias viridiflora
BRIT71399 Rutherford Tennessee 02 Aug 1986 Landon E. McKinney
2311
VDB
Asclepias viridiflora
APSC0028956 Bledsoe Tennessee 31 Aug 2006 Dwayne Estes with John Beck
9435
APSC
Asclepias viridiflora
HTTU001463 Wilson Tennessee
HTTU
Asclepias viridiflora
UCHT036534 Davidson Tennessee
UCHT
Asclepias viridiflora
UCHT036535 Davidson Tennessee
UCHT
Asclepias viridiflora
BRIT71400 Sumner Tennessee 15 Jul 1975 J. Alcorn
713
VDB
Asclepias viridiflora
BRIT439812 Graves Kentucky 16 Jul 1990 Landon E. McKinney
4357
VDB
Asclepias viridiflora
BRIT71401 Maury Tennessee 02 Jul 1966 J. Baskin
464
VDB
Asclepias viridiflora
BRIT439526 Todd Kentucky 02 Jul 1976 Raymond Athey
3467
VDB
Asclepias viridiflora
BRIT71396 Wilson Tennessee 06 Jul 1973 R. Kral
50536
VDB
Asclepias viridiflora
BRIT71413 Bledsoe Tennessee 19 Aug 1983 B. Eugene Wofford
83-88
VDB
Asclepias viridiflora
BRIT71406 Davidson Tennessee 11 Jul 1962 L. E. Franklin
203
VDB
Asclepias viridiflora
BRIT71411 Davidson Tennessee 28 Jul 1992 R. Kral
81235
VDB
Asclepias viridiflora
BRIT71404 Henry Tennessee 03 Jul 1977 David H. Webb
998
VDB
Asclepias viridiflora
BRIT71410 Davidson Tennessee 02 Jul 1973 R. Kral
50491
VDB
Asclepias viridiflora
BRIT71405 Giles Tennessee 21 Jul 2002 Dwayne Estes
03715
VDB
Asclepias viridiflora
BRIT439810 Calloway Kentucky 21 Jul 1973 R. Athey
2421
VDB
Asclepias viridiflora
BRIT71409 Davidson Tennessee 14 Aug 1968 R. Kral
32337
VDB
Asclepias viridiflora
BRIT439811 Edmonson Kentucky 23 Jul 1989 Landon E. McKinney
3002
VDB
Asclepias viridiflora
BRIT71403 Maury Tennessee 02 Jul 1966 J. Baskin
462
VDB
Asclepias viridiflora
BRIT439817 Marshall Kentucky 13 Jul 1975 R. Athey
3148
VDB
Asclepias viridiflora
BRIT71397 Wilson Tennessee 01 Jul 1972 R. Kral
47382B
VDB
Asclepias viridiflora
BRIT71407 Rutherford Tennessee 27 Jun 1964 S. M. Angelita
7
VDB
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Asclepias viridiflora - Ashley B. Morris
Asclepias viridiflora - Ashley B. Morris
Asclepias viridiflora - Ashley B. Morris
Asclepias viridiflora - Ashley B. Morris
Asclepias viridiflora - Ashley B. Morris
Asclepias viridiflora - Ashley B. Morris
Asclepias viridiflora - Ashley B. Morris
Asclepias viridiflora - Ashley B. Morris
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Asclepias viridiflora - Alaina Krakowiak
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Asclepias viridiflora - Dwayne Estes
Asclepias viridiflora - Dwayne Estes
Asclepias viridiflora - Dwayne Estes
Asclepias viridiflora - Dwayne Estes
Asclepias viridiflora - Dwayne Estes
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Asclepias viridiflora - Sunny Fleming
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Asclepias viridiflora - Tara Littlefield
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Asclepias viridiflora - Tara Littlefield
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Asclepias viridiflora - Tara Littlefield
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Asclepias viridiflora - Theo Witsell
Asclepias viridiflora - Theo Witsell
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