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Asclepias viridis Walter
Green antelopehorn

Family: Apocynaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Eastern and central United States.

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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FISF Synonyms: Asclepiadora viridis.

FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Native

IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status: Critically Imperiled

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Reported in 1913 by John Kunkel Small for pinelands in the lower Keys. We consider this native and extant only on Big Pine Key in the lower Keys.

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Asclepias viridis
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Other data on Asclepias viridis available from :
Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants
Asclepias viridis has been reported from the following conservation area in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
National Key Deer Refuge Present Native




Asclepias viridis has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Pine Rockland


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Asclepias viridis
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer