Zizotes milkweed (Asclepias oenotheroides) is still flourishing in south Texas on South Padre Island. Earlier this week while I was conducting botanical and plant ecology surveys at Brazos Island State Park in Cameron County, I encountered robust plants of zizotes in late flower, fruit, and seed dispersal. There were lots of Monarch’s visiting this milkweed and the many members of the sunflower family blooming along the lower cost of Texas. Although old man winter has arrived in the northern half of Texas, there are lots of native plants still flowering in the Coastal Bend and southern Texas. So if you happen to be along the middle or lower coast over the next month, keep and eye out for zizotes and make a milkweed observation or two. Happy Holidays!