Due to damage from Tropical Storm Hillary, the hiking trails will have a delayed opening this season. Please stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks.
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White-stemmed Milkweed at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens. Click to see more.

White-stemmed Milkweed

Asclepias albicans


Asclepiadaceae, Milkweed Family


Shrub to 10 feet tall and 4 feet wide


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


Dry slopes and washes, Creosote Bush Scrub

Living Desert Location

Upper Colorado Garden, Nature Trail


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