Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

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

Asclepias uncialis Greene
(Wheel Milkweed)


Family: Asclepiadaceae

Status: Native

Synonyms:
None

Asclepias uncialis is an uncommon Milkweed in our area. It is short and has pubescent, short pedicelled leaves. The flowers are a pinkish color and apparently do not appear every year.
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Asclepias uncialis, photo Russ Kleinman & Bill Norris, Silver City, May 21, 2010



Asclepias uncialis, closeup of leaf, photo Russ Kleinman & Bill Norris, Silver City, May 21, 2010


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