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Alkali Antelopehorn

Antelopehorn


Milkweed Family : Asclepaidaceae

Latin Name : Asclepias asperula var. decumbens
Longevity : Perennial
Season : Cool/Warm
Origin : Native
Value :
Wildlife – poor
Livestock – poor(toxic)

Remarks :

Also known as "Trailing milkweed" and "Spider milkweed". Prefers dry, rocky or sandy prairie uplands. Flowers March to November. As the green seedpods elongate and begin to curve, they resemble the horns of antelope. The plant will ooze a milky fluid when injured. Antelopehorns are toxic to livestock as are all milkweeds. Due to the unpalatable nature of this plant, poisoning is seldom a problem for livestock.

Source: USDA-NRCS

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