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Origin: US Native Wildflower
Other Common Names: Green Antelopehorn, Green Milkweed
Bloom Time: Spring
Height: 12 in to 18 in
Spacing: 15 in to 24 in
Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
USDA Zone: 6a-8b
Germination: Fall plant or cold stratify at 40F for 2 to 3 months, then move to 70F. Some seeds may take two seasons to sprout.
Seeds Per Oz: 4300
Since it grows most commonly in Texas, this variety of milkweed provides monarch butterflies with a valuable source of nectar on their journey north from Mexico. This native wildflower produces curved green seed pods that gave it the common name of Green Antelopehorn, while the abundant white crab spiders that inhabit its blooms resulted in the name Spider Milkweed. In 1753, eminent botanist Carl Linnaeus gave this plant its Latin genus name, Asclepias. Asclepias, the name of the legendary Greek representation of medicine and healing, is especially appropriate since this plant formerly had various medicinal uses. In spite of its highly toxic nature, Spider Milkweed attracts flocks of butterflies; butterflies are immune to the plantís poison, and actually become rather poisonous themselves as protection from predators.
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