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.
How pretty. And yes, I was expecting something totally different to the title! Beautiful colours.
11. June, 2011 at 08:02
Never seen these before – pretty neat!
11. June, 2011 at 08:54
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
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
only you could find flowers at a dam! realy pretty!
11. June, 2011 at 22:02
What an interesting and pretty plant! Interesting also that it has only a southwestern distribution!
11. June, 2011 at 22:59
Thank you, Doreen and montucky.
12. June, 2011 at 04:36
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
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
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
love the colors!
15. June, 2011 at 20:33