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2011/162: Antelope Horns

What? You didn’t expect flower pictures? 😉
Found his mystery flower at Denison Dam – and was almost eaten alive by those almost-humming-bird-sized Texas mosquitoes while taking pictures of it. It was worth it, though, don’t you agree? Thanks to a Texas wildflower website, and a little bit of luck, I was able to identify it quickly. They are also known as spider milkweed, green-flowered milkweed, and spider antelope-horns.

11 responses

  1. How pretty. And yes, I was expecting something totally different to the title! Beautiful colours.

    11. June, 2011 at 08:02

  2. Never seen these before – pretty neat!

    11. June, 2011 at 08:54

  3. What a strange blossom! The insides remind be of jacks (they kind you play with).

    BUT yes, just where ARE the antelope horns??? I DEMAND antelope horns!

    You MUST have some in your archives!

    P.S. Still having the comment box issue…any word from WP on that??

    11. June, 2011 at 12:13

  4. Thanks everyone 🙂

    Sorry, Tracy, no antelope horn pics in my archives… except these! LOL
    Still have not heard a word from WP Support, which is a little strange. They’re usually pretty good at getting back to you within about 24 hours. All I got was a support request confirmation.

    11. June, 2011 at 13:02

  5. doreen3boys

    only you could find flowers at a dam! realy pretty!

    11. June, 2011 at 22:02

  6. What an interesting and pretty plant! Interesting also that it has only a southwestern distribution!

    11. June, 2011 at 22:59

  7. Thank you, Doreen and montucky.

    12. June, 2011 at 04:36

  8. This is a gorgeous plant. Around here milkweed is a food for butterflies. On my walk today there were hundreds of butterflies covering the milkweed.

    12. June, 2011 at 20:42

  9. What beautiful shots. I think wildflowers are some of the most beautiful. Their complexity shows in such a simple way. Hybridizers have hidden the true flower I think. Very refreshing to see these!

    13. June, 2011 at 15:42

  10. Becky Sue

    Wow, what an interesting flower! Love the chartreuse and purple, two colors that complement each other real well!

    I’m on a commenting roll here, too much coffee which makes me think much faster than I can type.

    15. June, 2011 at 07:30

  11. dalia

    love the colors!

    15. June, 2011 at 20:33

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