Asclepias oenotheroides

(Zizotes Milkweed)


Asclepias oenotheroides, Caprock Canyons State Park, Briscoe Co. 9717


Asclepias oenotheroides, Caprock Canyons State Park, Briscoe Co. 9725

Scientific Name Asclepias oenotheroides USDA PLANTS Symbol ASOE
Common Name Zizotes Milkweed ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 30290
Family Apocynaceae (Dogbane) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Rocky or clayey soils in fields and thickets.
Plant: Low-growing perennial, single stems or branched from base; stems 2 to 18 inches long.
Leaves: Opposite, ovate to oblong-lanceolate, 1.6 to 4.7 inches long and 0.4 to 2.4 inches wide; on petioles 0.4 to 0.8 inches long; wavy edges and pale green surface with minute hairs especially beneath.
Inflorescence: Several flowers in clusters aring in the middle and upper stem nodes, corolla lobes are creamy white to yellowish green or pale yellow and bending backward near the stem tips.
Bloom Period: Year-round.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston, "Wildflowers of Texas" by Michael Eason and SEINet.
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