Antelope horn with Buckeye Butterfly – Asclepias asperula

Antelope horn is loved by many species of butterflies & moths.  It’s a perennial that reaches up to 2 feet in height.  It can often be seen in overgrazed pastures & along roadsides.  The silky fluff from the seed was used in making candle wicks in the past & goldfinches use it to line their nests (in their breeding range).