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Texas milkweed

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You recently saw the common milkweed of the eastern United States, and a couple of months before that the most widespread milkweed in Austin, antelope-horns. Still earlier in these pages had come a few views of wand milkweed. Here now is yet another Texas milkweed, and it’s even called Texas milkweed, Asclepias texana.

A bit below and beyond the two clusters of flowers in this picture, in the notch of the dark green V formed by their stalks, you can make out a set of buds forming. I photographed this Texas milkweed, as I did the zexmenia in yesterday’s post, on June 8 along the west side of Bluegrass Dr. in my Great Hills neighborhood of Austin.

© 2012 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

August 2, 2012 at 6:10 AM

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