If you are in Texas and are able to collect mature seed pods of green antelope horn (Asclepias viridis), antelope horn (A. asperula) and zizotes or sidecluster (A. oenotheroides) milkweeds, please contact me for further information (email@example.com). We need your help collecting these seeds. Mature seed pods of these milkweeds should be found over a large area of Texas at this time. (some information on collecting pods can be found at --http://monarchwatch.org/bring-back-the-monarchs/campaign/the-details.
As you know, habitats for monarchs are declining and in order to sustain the monarch migration we need to protect existing monarch habitats and to restore milkweeds to areas from which they had been extricated. This is what the Bring Back the Monarchs program is all about - http://monarchwatch.org/bring-back-the-monarchs/.
The general lack of availability of seeds of the various milkweeds in different regions of the country is limiting milkweed restoration. We can't get to all these places so we need help collecting seeds in each region. Texas has more species of milkweeds than any other state but the three mentioned above are the most important for monarchs and for restoration.
We could use some A. viridis from OK as well.
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