Native Plant Society of Texas, Collin County Chapter

Plant of the Month, Antelope Horns, Asclepias asperula Plant Description Upcoming Events

Antelope Horns

Antelope Horns
Scientific name: Asclepias asperula
--One of the two most important milkweed plants for Monarch butterflies. This milkweed grows in pastures and along roadsides throughout the central flyway of Texas, the path that most Monarchs take on their migration through Texas.
--Antelope Horns gets its name from the seed pods that look similar to the horns of an antelope.
Its pale, greenish-yellow flowers, tinged maroon, are crowded in round, terminal clusters 3 to 4 inches across at the end of the flower stem.
It spreads along the ground and attains 8 to 24 inches in height.

See more 'Nice Plants' and their descriptions on the "Plants' page

Next Meeting

May 6

Larry Offerdahl

Chapter Info Useful Sites to Visit Upcoming Events

The purpose of the Native Plant Society of Texas (NPSOT) is to promote the conservation, research and utilization of the native plants and plant habitats of Texas, through education, outreach and example.

To this end, the Collin County Chapter of NPSOT holds monthly meetings January through October featuring speakers on topics related to native plants and habitats, sponsors donations for native plant demonstration gardens, plans field trips, and hosts native plant information tables at local outdoor events.

Texas Aggi Horticulure Website
Learn everything about Texas Horticulture
Click to visit the Texas Aggi Horticulture Website

Native Plant Society of Texas
Click to visit the Native Plant Society of Texas Web Site

Connemara Conservancy

Click to visit the Connemara Conservancy Web Site

BRIT (Botantical Research Institute of Texas)
Click to visit the BRIT Web Site

Jim's This and That!
Click to view Jim Varnum's newsletter

Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve in Plano
Plano Prairie Remnant in Danger
Click to Read Article

Native Prairies Association of Texas
Click to view the Prairies Association of Texas' Facebook page to learn how you can help save Deer Park!

--3rd Saturday each month -- Maintenance of the Heard Gardens,
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Meet at the circle at the Heard's front entrance

--March 22 and 23. The Garden Show by Collin County Master Gardeners.
Myers Park and Event Center
7117 County Road 166
McKinney, TX
Saturday 9 am to 5 pm, Sunday 11 am to 5 pm.

--April 11, 12, 13 -- Native Plant Sale at the Heard Museum.
Friday, 4 to 7, Members only
Saturday 9 am to 5 pm, open to the public
Sunday 1 to 5 pm, open to the public.

--May 10, 11th Annual Stiff Creek Wildflower Walk, Northern Colin County.