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Wildflower Center Seed Bank

The Wildflower Center's Seed Bank was established in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Seeds of Success (SOS) program in concert with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Millennium Seed Bank Program (MSBP). The purpose of the Seed Bank is to collect, conserve, and develop native plant materials for stabilizing, rehabilitating and restoring lands in Texas and the United States.

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To request seed from the Wildflower Seed Bank, please contact the Seed Bank Curator.


Asclepias brachystephana

Asclepias brachystephana Engelm. ex Torr.

Bract Milkweed, Desert-rose Milkweed

Asclepiadaceae (Milkweed Family)

Accession Data

Accession Number: LBJWC-PM-5

Field Data Form: LBJWC-PM-005.pdf
Collection Date: 2006-08-14
Accession Number: LBJWC-PM-5
Collection Number: PM-5
Organization: LBJWC
Collector(s): Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Collected with: Manning, P., Eason, M.

Location Data

Country: US
State: Texas
County: Presidio
Geog_area: Marfa Plateau
Location: RR 169 1.3 miles southeast of US Highway 67, south of Marfa.

Latitude: 30.292430
Longitude: -104.030530
Georeference Source: GPS
GPS Datum: WGS84

Altitude: 4854 FT
Elevation in M: 1479

Habitat Data

Associated Taxa: Prosopis glandulosa, Buddleja scordioides, Gutierrezia sarothrae, Bouteloua curtipendula, Bouteloua eriopoda, Bouteloua gracilis, Croton pottsii, Berlandiera lyrata, Asclepias asperula, Asclepias verticillata, Asclepias oenotheroides
Geology: Igneous
Soil Texture: Sandy, coarse, reddish tan

Collection Data

Plants Sampled: 50+ plants sampled.
Population Size: 200

Inventory Data

MSB: 10000 seeds
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