Milkweed Species for Central Texas

Ten asclepiads native to Central Texas. Counties of consideration include Bandera, Bexar, Blanco, Burnet, Comal, Hays, Kendall, Kerr, Medina, Travis, and Williamson.


Scientific Name Common Name Duration Habit Sun Water
Asclepias amplexicaulis Clasping Milkweed, Bluntleaf Milkweed Perennial Herb
Asclepias asperula Antelope Horns, Spider milkweed, Green-flowered milkweed, Spider antelope-horns Perennial Herb Sun Moist, Dry
Asclepias engelmanniana Engelmann's milkweed Perennial Herb
Asclepias incarnata Swamp milkweed, Pink Milkweed Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Asclepias oenotheroides Zizotes milkweed, Hierba de zizotes, Side-cluster milkweed, Longhorn milkweed, Primrose milkweed, Lindheimer's milkweed Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Asclepias texana Texas milkweed, White milkweed Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Asclepias tuberosa Butterflyweed, Butterfly milkweed, Orange milkweed, Pleurisy root, Chigger flower Perennial Herb Sun Moist, Dry
Asclepias verticillata Whorled milkweed, Eastern whorled milkweed Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Dry
Asclepias viridiflora Green milkweed, Green comet milkweed, Green antelopehorn milkweed, Green-flowered milkweed Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Asclepias viridis Green milkweed, Green antelopehorn Perennial Herb Sun Moist