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Asclepias welshii N.H. Holmgren & P.K. Holmgren
Asclepiadaceae (Milkweed Family)
USDA Symbol: ASWE3
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Welsh's milkweed is an herbaceous perennial with extremely hairy and broad ovate leaves. Cream-colored flowers with rose-tinged centers are produced in a ball shaped cluster from May to June. Large seeds with rudimentary tufts of hairs develop and are dispersed from July to early September.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Fruit Type: Follicle
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Green
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul
DistributionUSA: AZ , UT
Native Habitat: A. welshii grows on active sand dunes in sagebrush, juniper, and ponderosa pine communities, between 4700 and 6250 ft in elevation (NatureServe 2001).
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Threatened & Endangered StatusUSFWS Species Profile: Q25MStatus:
Web ReferenceWebref 8 - National Collection of Endangered Plants (2012) The Center for Plant Conservation
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Asclepias welshii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Asclepias welshii in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Asclepias welshii
MetadataRecord Modified: 2023-03-09
Research By: DEW