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|Family: Apocynaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Asclepias||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Asclepias erosa Torr.
Habit: Perennial herb, very hairy to glabrous. Stem: ascending to erect. Leaf: opposite; petiole generally 0; blade elliptic, lanceolate, or ovate, base tapered to cordate, clasping stem or not, margins generally +- wavy and/or +- jagged. Inflorescence: terminal and at nodes; peduncle 2--12 cm. Flower: corolla reflexed to spreading, pale cream or green-white; hoods elevated above corolla base, +- exceeding anther head, generally cream, occasionally yellow or +- red; horns exserted, exceeded by to at +- same level as hoods, converging over anther head or not. Fruit: erect on +- reflexed pedicels. Seed: 10--13 mm. Chromosomes: 2n=22.
Ecology: Dry slopes, washes; Elevation: 150--1900 m. Bioregional Distribution: s SN, SnJV, SW, W&I, D; Distribution Outside California: to Utah, Arizona, Baja California. Flowering Time: Apr--Oct
eFlora Treatment Author: Thomas J. Rosatti & Carol A. Hoffman
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Citation for this treatment: Thomas J. Rosatti & Carol A. Hoffman 2016. Asclepias erosa, Revision 1, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=14371, accessed on May 27, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 27, 2016.