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Asclepias hirtella - Tall Green Milkweed

  • Asclepias hirta - Tall Green Milkweed

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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
Wetland Code UPL
Germ Code C(30) 
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.


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