Asclepias erosa Asclepias erosa Asclepias erosa
Asclepias erosa Asclepias erosa
Common Name Desert Milkweed
Latin Name Asclepias erosa
Family Asclepiadaceae
Sunset zones / USDA zones  / 4-10 
Type / Form Shrub / Small
Native Habitat Desert and mountain slopes and Joshua tree woodlands from 500 and 6,000 feet
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
Exposure Full sun
Water Once per month
Height X Width 2 feet X 2 feet
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Light green, deciduous
Flowers White flowers May to July
Bark / Roots  
Maintenance None
Propagation Seeds
Pests and diseases Butterfly caterpillars
Landscape uses Low maintenance, background, specimen
Garden Suitability Thornless, Butterfly
Ornamental Value White flowers May to July
Nature Value Important to butterflies
Native American Uses Medicinal
Links  
    Images and data http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-taxon=Asclepias+erosa
    Images and data http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asclepias_erosa
    Images and data http://www.mojavenp.org/Asclepias_erosa.htm
    Images and data http://www.butterflyencounters.com/store/products.php
    Images and data http://www.desertmuseum.org/pollination/monarchs.php
    Nursery, images, and data http://www.laspilitas.com/plants/1068.htm
    Nursery, images, and data http://www.cnplx.info/nplx/species?taxon=Asclepias+erosa
    Distribution http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=ASER2
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