Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

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

Asclepias nummularia Torrey
(Tufted Milkweed)


Family: Asclepiadaceae

Status: Native

Synonyms:
None

Asclepias nummularia has mostly basal leaves and light purple flowers on a hairy stem. The peduncles are mostly leafless. Asclepias nummularia is found at middle elevation among rocky slopes.
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Asclepias nummularia, photo Kelly Kindscher, Lake Roberts, May 10, 2006



Asclepias nummularia, growth habit, photo Elroy Limmer, Silver City, April 18, 2009



Asclepias nummularia, closeup of inflorescence, photo Elroy Limmer, Silver City, April 18, 2009


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