Wildflower Wednesday

WILDFLOWER WEDNESDAY
Backyard Prairie Flower ID of the week:
Asclepias asperula
Common name: Antelope horns, Spider antelope-horns, Spider milkweed, Green-flowered milkweed
Asclepiadaceae (Milkweed Family)
Asclepias asperula is a native and of the milkweed species that is a pollinator food source for Monarch butterfly caterpillars. It is a clump forming, and about 1-2 ft. tall and upright and sprawling. It is a perennial and has narrow leaves 4 to 8 inches long that are irregularly grouped and can be seen often folded lengthwise. The green seed follicles grow in length and begin to curve, resembling antelope horns.
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