California Gardens - The Year Round Gardening Site

Asclepias eriocarpa ~ Woollypod 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 woolly 5" leaves. Asclepias eriocarpa blooms with sprays of creamy white flowers late Spring into Fall if the year was moist enough, Summer if not. 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, Woollypod Milkweed

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

Asclepias eriocarpa Seeds, Woollypod Milkweed

Seeds of Asclepias eriocarpa. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Other plants from the genus Asclepias featured on this site:
Asclepias californica
Asclepias cordifolia
Asclepias curassavica
Aslepias erosa
Asclepias fascicularis
Asclepias linaria
Asclepias Silky Gold
Asclepias speciosa
Asclepias subulata
Asclepias tuberosa