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Asclepias latifolia (Broadleaf milkweed)
Flaigg, Norman G.

Asclepias latifolia

Asclepias latifolia (Torr.) Raf.

Broadleaf Milkweed

Asclepiadaceae (Milkweed Family)


USDA Symbol: ASLA4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

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 Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Follicle
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct


USA: AZ , CA , CO , KS , NE , NM , OK , SD , TX , UT

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry


Attracts: Butterflies
Nectar Source: yes

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.


Bibref 248 - Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide (1984) Loughmiller, C. & L. Loughmiller

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Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2008-11-24
Research By: TWC Staff

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