Antelope Horn Milkweed

Seeds emerging from a seed pod on Antelope Horn Milkweed

Antelope Horn Milkweed

The Green Antelope Horn Milkweed — Asclepias viridis — is so named for its elongated fruit (top right corner of the image).

In Texas, the seeds of this Milkweed emerge in July. This year, we have a second crop of seeds just about mature.  The fluffy white threads with seeds easily become wind-borne to carry this plant to new locations and ensure another crop for next year.

The Monarchs  find this plant welcoming them on the migratory journey South, through Texas.

 

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