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Asclepias linaria * Pineneedle Milkweed

You can see the Monarch Butterfly caterpillar feeding away on this Pineneedle Milkweed. Asclepias linaria is native to the California deserts with its range extending into Arizona and Mexico. The Pineneedle Milkweed is about 2 feet tall. The leaves are well described by the species epithet "linaria" as they are very slender. Asclepias linaria will attract the Gray Hairstreak as a nectar resource. Asclepias linaria is a great addition to the butterfly garden.

Asclepias linaria, Pineneedle Milkweed

Flowers and foliage of Asclepias linaria the Pineneedle Milkweed with a Monarch Caterpillar.