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Asclepias asperula - Milkweed


Location: Scrub Oak/Ponderosa

Description: I seem to find these plants on dry hillsides rather than next to rivers where I usually see Asclepias (different species). I'm using Susan Komarek's identification key for the species on this one, but as always, I'm open to suggestions if anyone thinks that is not the correct species. The area where the photographed plants grew was a semi-disturbed hillside west of Durango in the Rafter J area.

Author: Eric Kiefer