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White-stemmed Milkweed

Asclepias albicans

Family

Asclepiadaceae, Milkweed Family

Form

Shrub to 10 feet tall and 4 feet wide

Range

Sonoran and Mojave Deserts; southeastern California, southwestern Arizona and Baja California, Mexico

Habitat

Dry slopes and washes, Creosote Bush Scrub

Living Desert Location

Upper Colorado Garden, Nature Trail

Factoid

White-stemmed Milkweed possesses a stark beauty, with its pale stems reaching skyward from the varnished desert foothills.