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Asclepias eriocarpa (Woollypod milkweed)
Wilson, John

Asclepias eriocarpa

Asclepias eriocarpa Benth.

Woollypod milkweed

Asclepiadaceae (Milkweed Family)

Synonym(s): Asclepias eriocarpa var. microcarpa, Asclepias fremontii

USDA Symbol: ASER

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite , Whorled
Leaf Shape: Elliptic , Lanceolate , Ovate
Inflorescence: Umbel
Fruit Type: Follicle
Fruit:
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug

Distribution

USA: CA , NV
Native Distribution: California, Nevada and Baja, Mexico.

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees
Special Value to Bumble Bees
Special Value to Honey Bees
Supports Conservation Biological Control

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Asclepias eriocarpa in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Asclepias eriocarpa in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Asclepias eriocarpa

Metadata

Record Last Modified: 2010-06-16
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