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Pine-leaf Milkweed-Asclepias linaria-Close Up

August 6, 2012

Pine-leaf Milkweed (Asclepias linaria)-An interesting herbaceous perennial with long stems and deep-green linear leaves. When the stems are broken or crushed, the plant exudes a milky sap that can sometimes be irritating to the skin. Pine-leaf Milkweed is an excellent choice to host the Queen and Monarch larvae. In low-desert areas it prefers some afternoon shade and slightly fertile soils. Located in the Harriet K. Maxwell Desert Wildflower Loop Trail.

Photo by: Dick Trelease, Garden Volunteer

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Taken on June 7, 2011