Plant Profile

Plant Profile

Asclepias eriocarpa
Indian milkweed

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Asclepias eriocapra or Indian milkweed- large wide grey leaves that are fuzzy. These are somewhat uncommon but grow in hot rocky areas. As other milkweed these too are great food for monarch and queen butterfly caterpillars.

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Plant Facts & Observations

Identification

Botanical Name

Asclepias eriocarpa

Common Name

Indian milkweed

Origin

California Native

Characteristics

Plant Type

Perennial

Growth Rate

Moderate growth rate

Mature Size

2-1/2' tall × 2' wide

Flower Color

White

Blooming Season

Flowers Spring / Summer

Foliage

Deciduous

Wildlife Value

Bees, Butterflies, Songbirds

Climactic Requirements

Light

Full Sun

Water

Drought Tolerant
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