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Asclepias nyctaginifolia

Mojave Milkweed

Life form2, 3: forb, perennial
Habitat: valleys, bajadas, washes
leaf presence3: leaves usually present
leaf arrangement3: opposite
leaf shape3: lanceolate to ovate
leaf margin3: sinuate-edged
Flower color2: yellow white or whitish
Flowering period2: May to Sept.
Armament2, 3: spineless
Family1, 2, 3: Apocynaceae (dogbane family)
Conserved or Obsolete Family1: Asclepiadaceae (milkweed family)
Status: uncommon
Locations where collected or observed:
      Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
      Sonoran Desert National Monument

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