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Sonoran Desert Plants
Asclepias nyctaginifolia (Mojave Milkweed)

Coffee Pot Mountain


 Asclepias nyctaginifolia

 Asclepias nyctaginifolia

Habitat: valleys,bajadas,washes
Life Form: forb,perennial
Leaf Description: lanceolate to ovate,wavy-edged,opposite
Flower Color: yellow white or whitish
Flowering Period: May to Sept.
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 60 (8.5 MB pdf)

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