Asclepias viridiflora, Green Comet Milkweed


Historical Uses:

The Blackfoot Nation was reported to use a poultice of chewed roots of A. viridiflora for rashes and sore eyes. Roots were also chewed for sore throats. Root pieces were also stored for winter soups and plant pieces were used to spice soups as well.


A. viridiflora is highly attractive to bees and excellent for monarch caterpillars thanks to its large leaves.

  • Listing ID: 3794
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Soil Moisture: 1-5 (dry to wet): 1-2
  • Stratification: 30 days cold moist stratification required
  • Bloom Time: July-September
  • Family: Apocynaceae (Milkweed or Dogbane)
  • Sunlight Exposure: Full sun
  • Latin Name: Asclepias viridiflora
  • Common Name: Green Comet Milkweed
  • Eco-Region: 251