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Asclepias subulata

Desert Reed-stem Milkweed, Rush Milkweed, jumete, mata candelilla

Asclepias subulata
Asclepias subulata
Asclepias subulata

Life form2, 3: shrub, medium
Habitat: valleys
leaf presence3: leaves usually present
leaf arrangement3: opposite
leaf format3: simple
leaf shape3: linear
leaf surface3: smooth
leaf margin3: entire
Flower color2: yellow
Flowering period2: Apr. to Oct.
Armament2, 3: spineless
Family1, 2, 3: Apocynaceae (dogbane family)
Conserved or Obsolete Family1: Asclepiadaceae (milkweed family)
Status: uncommon
Locations where collected or observed:
      Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge
      Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
      Tinajas Altas area
      Barry M. Goldwater Range
      Ajo vicinity and BLM land

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