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Asclepias vestita Hook. & Arn.
Habit: Perennial herb, generally dense-hairy, +- glabrous in age or not. Stem: ascending. Leaf: opposite; petiole generally short; blade elliptic, lanceolate, or ovate. Inflorescence: terminal and at upper nodes; peduncle +- 0. Flower: corolla reflexed, cream to purple; hoods +- elevated above corolla base, at +- same level as anther head, yellow-white, occasionally with vertical brown stripe; horns exserted, at +- same level as hoods. Fruit: erect on +- reflexed pedicels. Seed: +- 10 mm (largest in California).
Ecology: Dry plains, brushy flats, hillsides, desert canyons; Elevation: 50--1350 m. Bioregional Distribution: GV, CW, TR, DMoj. Flowering Time: Apr--Jul
Synonyms: Asclepias vestita subsp. parishii (Jeps.) Woodson; Asclepias vestita subsp. vestita; Asclepias vestita var. parishii Jeps.; Asclepias vestita var. vestita
Unabridged Note: For our pls, Asclepias vestita var. vestita (corolla cream; dry plains, low hills; GV, CW) and Asclepias vestita var. parishii Jeps. (corolla purple; brushy flats, hillsides, desert canyons; CW, TR, DMoj) have been recognized elsewhere, but there is considerable intergradation morphologically, which even Woodson (p. 149), in elevating the varieties to subspecies, allowed could be environmental rather than genetic, so that infraspecific taxa in this sp. are not recognized here.
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 vestita, Revision 1, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=14441, accessed on September 29, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on September 29, 2016.