Asclepias erosa – 1 gal


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Botanical nameAsclepias erosa
Common nameDesert milkweed
Size1 gallon

Desert milkweed is a perennial plant that appears occasionally along roadsides, ditches, and washes throughout the Mojave and Sonoran deserts. Its broad leaves emerge from the ground in late winter, giving rise to tall stalks topped with large flower heads. Flowers are off-white to pale yellow and attract numerous pollinators, including tarantula hawk wasps, native bees, and monarch butterflies. Plants produce large seed pods in mid to late summer, after which plants go dormant, dying back to the ground until late winter. Warning: this plant is toxic.

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