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|Family: Apocynaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Asclepias||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Asclepias eriocarpa Benth.
Habit: Perennial herb, very hairy (less so in age or not). Stem: erect. Leaf: opposite or whorled in 3s or 4s; petiole short to 0; blade elliptic, lanceolate, or ovate, base tapered to obtuse (to cordate), tip obtuse to short-acuminate, margins generally not wavy, generally entire. Inflorescence: terminal and at upper nodes; peduncle 1--10 cm. Flower: corolla reflexed to ascending, cream, occasionally pink-tinged; hoods +- elevated above corolla base, exceeded by to at +- same level as anther head, cream, purple-tinged or not; horns exserted, at +- same level as hoods, not converging over anther head. Fruit: erect on +- reflexed pedicels. Seed: 8--9 mm.
Ecology: Dry, barren areas; Elevation: 200--1900 m. Bioregional Distribution: CA (exc possibly GB, D, elsewhere); Distribution Outside California: Nevada, northern Baja California. Flowering Time: May--Oct
eFlora Treatment Author: Thomas J. Rosatti & Carol A. Hoffman
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Previous taxon: Asclepias curassavica
Next taxon: Asclepias erosa
Citation for this treatment: Thomas J. Rosatti & Carol A. Hoffman 2016. Asclepias eriocarpa, Revision 1, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=14369, accessed on July 23, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on July 23, 2016.