Asclepias latifolia (Torr.) Raf.
Asclepiadaceae (Milkweed Family)
USDA Symbol: ASLA4
This milkweed grows 2-3 feet tall, with no branches but numerous large leaves, 3-4 inches long and 2 inches wide. They are attached directly to the main stem and are coarse with prominent veins. The pale green to yellowish flowers are almost hidden by the leaves.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Fruit Type: Follicle
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
DistributionUSA: AZ , CA , CO , KS , NE , NM , OK , SD , TX , UT
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Nectar Source: yes
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 248 - Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide (1984) Loughmiller, C. & L. Loughmiller
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Asclepias latifolia in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Asclepias latifolia in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Asclepias latifolia
MetadataRecord Modified: 2008-11-24
Research By: TWC Staff