Asclepias eriocarpa Asclepias eriocarpa Asclepias eriocarpa
Common Name Indian Milkweed, Monarch Milkweed, Woolypod Milkweed, Kotolo Milkweed
Latin Name Asclepias eriocarpa
Native Habitat Western North America 7,000 to 0 feet
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
Water Once or twice per month
Height X Width 3 feet X 1 foot
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Silver deciduous
Garden Suitability Moonlight, Butterfly
Ornamental Value Yellow flowers July to October, red fruits, butterfly magnet
Nature Value Host to the monarch butterfly caterpillar
Native American Uses None
Links  
    Images, nursery, and data http://www.laspilitas.com/plants/99.htm
    Images, nursery, and data http://www.calfloranursery.com/pages_plants/pages_a/asceri.html
    Images http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/cgi/img_query?stat=BROWSE&query_src=photos_flora_sci&where-genre=Plant&where-taxon=Asclepias+eriocarpa&title_tag=Asclepias+eriocarpa
    Distribution http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=ASER
    Distribution http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?special=calflora&where-calrecnum=745&one=T
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