Asclepias cryptoceras S. Watson
Pallid Milkweed, Humboldt Mountain Milkweed
Asclepiadaceae (Milkweed Family)
USDA Symbol: ASCR
Plant 4-12 inches long, stems trailing along the ground. Opposite leaves are smooth and broadly oval, almost as long as broad. Flower clusters may or may not be short-stalked, individual flowers have greenish white petals that are bent downward and each lobe is about 1/2 inch long. The 5 pouch-shaped hoods are pale rose. Seedpods are broadly spindle-shaped and up to 2 1/4 inch long. (Bibref 1336)
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Fruit Type: Follicle
Flower: Sepals 5
Size Class: 1-3 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow , Green , Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
DistributionUSA: AZ , CA , CO , ID , NV , OR , UT , WA , WY
Native Habitat: Desert shrub and pinyon-juniper communities.
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial 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.
BibliographyBibref 1336 - Canyon Country Wildflowers: Including Arches and Canyonlands National Parks (Wildflower Series) (First Edition) (1998) Fagan, D.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Asclepias cryptoceras in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Asclepias cryptoceras in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Asclepias cryptoceras
MetadataRecord Modified: 2017-08-15
Research By: JAM, NH