Plant family: Asclepiadaceae - Milkweed
Plant type: Sub-shrub
Plant origin: N/A, California, Other Southwest
Chaparral, Grassland, Oak Woodland
Clay, Decomposed Granite, Adaptable
Attracts Wildlife, Important to Native People, Tolerant of Clay Soil
Native to California, the western edge of Nevada and Baja, Mexico, Asclepias eriocarpa is sometimes called California Milkweed or Woolly-pod Milkweed.This plant is a drought tolerant forage source for the Monarch butterfly and Striated Queen. This species has large woolly leaves resembling lamb's ears. Woolly-pod Milkweed gets 1'-3' high and 1' wide. A great plant for a California habitat garden.
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