Asclepias macrotis Longhood Milkweed
PERENNIAL. A low-growing milkweed with dense clusters of wiry
stems and narrow grasslike leaves. Stems and leaves are smooth and
dark green. Spidery-looking flowers are greenish yellow with pink
stripes. Blooms in early summer. An uncommon Borderland species.
In the Empires, occasional on limestone ridges.
FAMILY: Apocynaceae (Dogbane Family); formerly in Asclepiadaceae.