Asclepias eriocarpa
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Common Name Wooly Milkweed, Indian Milkweed, Monarch Milkweed
Latin Name Asclepias eriocarpa
Family Apocynaceae
Sunset zones / USDA zones   / 4-9 
Type / Form Shrub / Medium
Native Habitat 1,000 to 7,000 feet on dry southern California slopes
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam, low to high organic content, well drained
Water Once or twice per month depending on soil in hot weather
Exposure Full sun
Height X Width 3 feet X 3 feet
Protective Mechanism Thorns, poisonous to some browsing animals
Leaves 4 inch grey green leaves
Flowers Profuse large clusters of pink-white flowers
Bark / Roots  
Maintenance Low
Propagation Seed
Pests and diseases Caterpillars
Landscape uses Erosion control, low maintenance, background
Garden Suitability Songbird, Butterfly
Ornamental Value Profuse large clusters of pink-white flowers
Nature Value Butterfly magnet
Native American Uses Sap boiled in water to make chewing gum, stem fiber used to make strong cordage
Links  
    Images and data http://www.laspilitas.com/butterflies/Butterflies_and_Moths/Monarch/Monarch_butterfly.htm
    Images and data http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/54064/
    Images and data http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asclepias_eriocarpa
    Images and data http://www.calflora.net/bloomingplants/indianmilkweed.html
    Data http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_JM_treatment.pl?Asclepias+eriocarpa
    Nursery, images, and data http://www.laspilitas.com/plants/99.htm
    Nursery, images, and data http://www.cnplx.info/nplx/species?taxon=Asclepias+eriocarpa
    Distribution map http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=ASER
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