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Photo of green-flowered milkweed showing flowers and leaves.

Green-Flowered Milkweed (Spider Milkweed; Ozark Milkweed)

The flower clusters of green-flowered or spider milkweed bear large flowers for a milkweed. The jazzy purple hoods are dazzling against the greenish-yellow petals.

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Photo of green-flowered milkweed showing flowers and leaves.

Green-Flowered Milkweed (Spider Milkweed; Ozark Milkweed)

Asclepias viridis
The flower clusters of green-flowered or spider milkweed bear large flowers for a milkweed. The jazzy purple hoods are dazzling against the greenish-yellow petals.

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Photo of green-flowered milkweed blooming in a prairie.

Green-Flowered Milkweed (Spider Milkweed; Ozark Milkweed)

Green-flowered or spider milkweed is a dazzling plant that occurs in upland prairies and glades, usually on calcareous substrates; also along roadsides and railroads.

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Photo of green-flowered milkweed closeup on flower cluster.

Green-Flowered Milkweed (Spider Milkweed; Ozark Milkweed)

Green-flowered milkweed is visited by many bees, beetles, butterflies, and skippers, which drink nectar from the flowers and pollinate the plant. Often, crab spiders hide in the clusters, hunting them.

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Manage your Missouri property to help this endangered plant.

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Photo of Mead's milkweed flower cluster and upper stem leaves

Mead’s Milkweed

Asclepias meadii
Mead’s milkweed, an endangered plant, once flourished in the tallgrass prairies of the Midwestern United States, including most of Missouri.

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Photo of Mead's milkweed flower cluster and upper stem leaves

Mead’s Milkweed

Mead’s milkweed, an endangered plant, once flourished in the tallgrass prairies of the Midwestern United States, including most of Missouri.

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Photo of whorled milkweed flowers.

Milkweeds

Plants in the Asclepiadoideae, subfamily of the dogbanes
Milkweeds are a group of plants that used to have their very own family. Now part of the dogbane family, they’re still a pretty distinctive group.

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Butterfly Milkweed

Monarch Butterflies Could Use Your Help

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Helping monarch butterflies is as simple as planting milkweed.

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A monarch butterfly perches on a milkweed flower

Monarch on Milkweed

A monarch butterfly perches on a milkweed flower

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