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Asclepias eriocarpa ~ Woolypod Milkweed, Indian Milkweed, Kotolo Milkweed

Asclepias eriocarpa grows through much of California below the elevation of 7000 feet. Asclepias eriocarpa grows 3-4 feet tall and wide on a variety of soil types but requires dry summer conditions. Asclepias eriocarpa is true to its name with large wooly 5" leaves. The milkweeds are a frequent food and nectar source for native bees including the Tarantula Hawk and butterflies including the Gray Hairstreak and Monarch Butterfly. Asclepias eriocarpa is a great addition to the butterfly garden and the wildflower garden

Asclepias eriocarpa, Woolypod Milkweed

Flowers and foliage of Asclepias eriocarpa. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.