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Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association
Sonoran Desert Plants
Asclepias subulata (Desert Reed-stem Milkweed,Rush Milkweed,jumete,mata candelilla)

Coffee Pot Mountain


 Asclepias subulata

 Asclepias subulata

 Asclepias subulata

 Asclepias subulata

 Asclepias subulata

Habitat: valleys
Life Form: shrub,medium
Leaf Description: opposite simple
Flower Color: yellow
Flowering Period: Apr. to Oct.
Spines: spineless
Family: Apocynaceae (dogbane family)
Abundance: uncommon
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S., S. Rutman, and J. Malusa. 2014. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: Flora of Southwestern Arizona: Part 8. Eudicots: Acanthaceae to Apocynaceae. Phytoneuron 2014-85, 1-71 page 61 (8.5 MB pdf)

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Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page (opens in a new tab).






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