Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Asclepias involucrata Engelmann ex Torrey
(Dwarf Milkweed)


Family: Asclepiadaceae

Status: Native

Synonyms:
None

Asclepias involucrata is a prostrate or spreading milkweed. It has white petals with pink hoods. The leaves are tomentose and up-curled. It appears at lower elevations on rocky hillsides and in roadside gravel.
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Asclepias involucrata, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., Mangas Canyon Road, May 1, 2007



Asclepias involucrata, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., 180N near Mule Creek, Apr. 19, 2008


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