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Antelope Horns (Asclepias asperula)

Natural History

Antelope Horns are a member of the Milkweed Family. It grows to 12 inches in height and has dark green, narrow leaves with a grayish mid-vein which grow to 6 inches in length in a cluster at the base of the plant. It grows on dry plains, slopes and clearings in oak woodlands and pine forests at elevations between 3000 - 9000 feet.

Antelope Horns are also known as Spider Antelope Horns.

Antelope Horns blooms between April  - August and produces greenish yellow flowers tinged with maroon with five petals to 0.5 inches in width, that grow in a spherical cluster at the ends of the stems. Flowers are followed by a green pod to 6 inches in length.

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