Wednesday, March 13, 2024


 It's Wildflower Wednesday here on the Blog!  Today's image is of Spider Antelopehorn Milkweed.  It usually blooms April through June.  The fruits of this plant will resemble Antelope horns which is where that part of the name comes from, not sure about the "spider" part.  When the plant is injured it will ooze a white milky substance.  Monarchs can take this in and it makes them taste bad to predators.  This milkweed is not their primary diet though.


  1. Looks like slightly different flowers then regular milkweed. Maybe it is the angle and scale of the image though

    1. Could be but this one is a bit different than others around here too.