Asclepias linaria – Pineneedle Milkweed
Scientific Name: Asclepias linaria
Common Names: Pineneedle Milkweed, Pine-Needle Milkweed, Needle-Leaf Milkweed
Growth Habit: Subshrub, Herb/Forb
Arizona Native Status: Native
Habitat: Desert, Upland
Flower Color: White
Flowering Season: Spring, Summer, Fall (early)
Height: To 5 feet (1.5 m) tall, but usually less
Description: The flowers are in umbel-like, terminal clusters and have 5 reflexed petals and an erect hood that extends beyond the central column. The flower buds are pink. The seed capsules are teardrop-shaped and 2 inches (5 cm) long. The leaves densely line the stems and are dark green, narrowly linear, and resemble pine needles.
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