Tall Green Milkweed (Ascleipias hirtella) is found throughout the Tallgrass Prairie region in open areas, usually in prairies or remnants of prairies. It is showing up now along old country roads and abandoned roads and abandoned railroad right-of-ways. It blooms from June through August and can reach 4 feet in height; white - green, occasionally yellow clustered together in heads. A favorite for attracting and sustaining butterflies. Tall Green Milkweed prefers a medium wet to dry, well drained location to successfully seed.
Milkweed family - From the Greek God of Healing and Medicine, Asclepias and tuberosa, meaning "tuberous".
|Sun Exposure||Prairie, Savanna|
|Soil Moisture||Mesic, Dry Mesic, Dry|
|Bloom Time||Spring, Summer
June, July, August
|Bloom Color||White - Green|
|Max Height||4 feet|
|Seeds Per Packet||50|
|Seeds Per Ounce||4300|
The flowers do attract insects and are specifically designed to attract flying pollinators. Only a few of the flowers will be pollinated on any given plant; that is why there are generally so few pods in the Fall.