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Asclepias Asperula

Botanical Name:

Asclepias asperula

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How to Grow
Water
Low - Medium
Water sparingly, allowing the mix to nearly dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Soil
Prefers rocky or sandy soils of prairies, pastures, plains, hillsides, brushlands, and woodlands.
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Plant Type

Perennials, Herb/Forb, Herb

Lifespan

Perennial

Plant Height

1-3 ft.

Benefits
Ornamental

Antelope-horns is a milkweed plant that spreads out along the ground and grows 8 to 24 inches in height.

Attracts

Butterflies

Warning

This plant is reported to be toxic to animals, and like other plants in the genus Asclepias is probably also poisonous to humans. The sap of some causes skin irritation in humans. Sensitivity to a toxin varies with a person’s age, weight, physical condition, and individual susceptibility. Children are most vulnerable because of their curiosity and small size. Toxicity can vary in a plant according to season, the plant’s different parts, and its stage of growth; and plants can absorb toxic substances, such as herbicides, pesticides, and pollutants from the water, air, and soil.

Taxonomy

Order

Gentianales

Family

Apocynaceae

Genus

Asclepias L. – milkweed

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