Species from Central and Southeastern North America
Common name: Green antelopehorn
Photographed at Downs Prairie Natural Area, Prairie County, Arkansas
Prairie du Sac, WI
Antelope-horn milkweed, there is a Phidippus texanus spider hunting on this plant. Barely visible, and not good enough to post in spiders.
Asclepias L. (1753), the milkweeds, is a genus of herbaceous perennial, dicotyledonous plants that contains over 140 known species. It previously belonged to the family Asclepiadaceae, but this is now classified as the subfamily Asclepiadoideae of the dogbane family Apocynaceae.