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Green Antelopehorn


Native Growing Area

Scientific Name: Asclepias viridis

Common Names: Green Antelopehorn


Leaves are simple lance shape alternate with wavy margins. Flowers are white with purple centers in an umbel. Sticky milky sap is exuded when stem is broken. This is the most common form of milkweed in Texas. The plant is a host for the Monarch Butterfly.

Bloom Color(s): green

Plant Height: to 3 ft.

Duration: Perennial

Bloom Period: April to September

Plant Family: Asclepiadaceae

Growth Habit: Forb/herb

Sightings: N. of Johnson City, turn left on FM 1323