Asclepias vestita

Woolly milkweed

Plant family: Asclepiadaceae - Milkweed


Plant type: Sub-shrub

Plant origin: N/A, California

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Flower Color Cream, Yellow
Blooming Season Spring, Summer
Height 2-3 feet
Spread 0-1 feet
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Chaparral, Grassland, Oak Woodland

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Decomposed Granite, Sand, Rocky

Special Characteristic

Attracts Wildlife

Plant Highlights

This species is endemic to California. It gained its common name because the leaves are covered with fine white hairs, giving the plant a fuzzy or woolly appearance, a trait common to plants that grow in arid, sunny environments. This plant is similar to A. eriocarpa and A. erosa, but differs from A. eriocarpa in leaf shape. Differs from both species in the position of the umbels that lack peduncles such that the individual flowers are attached directly to the main stem.

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