Milkweeds of Texas and Mexico

Family Asclepiadaceae

Milkweed Information - Texas Monarch Watch

Return to Texas Entomology - Compiled by Mike Quinn

Asclepias asperula - Antelope Horn Milkweed

Asclepias asperula - Most common in western half of Texas
Ranges west to Arizona and south to Hidalgo, Mexico
Doesn't tolerate much competition

Asclepias viridis
- Green Milkweed

Asclepias viridis - Most Common eastern half of Texas


Asclepias curassavica - Tropical Milkweed

Asclepias curassavica - Native from Mexico to South America, shot in Hidalgo, Mexico

Milkweed Vines

Milkweed vines are a minor source of food for Monarchs

Matelea reticulata - Pearl Milkvine

Matelea reticulata - Occurs in west, central & south Texas
and in Northeastern Mexico


Matelea edwardsensis - Edwards Milkvine

Matelea edwardsensis - Endemic to Edwards Plateau


Milkweeds of Mexico

Matelea suberifera

Matelea suberifera - A rare milkweed vine endemic to the northeastern states of 
Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon, and San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Shot near Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico


Gonolobus erianthus

Gonolobus erianthus Decne. - Ranges south to Nicaragua

Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
August 4, 2004 (Alida Madero-Enkerlin)

11 Jun 2005 Mike Quinn / / Texas Entomology