Milkweed (2)

Asclepias subverticillata

Poison Milkweed
Asclepias subverticillata

Family: Dogbane (Apocynaceae)
AKA: Horsetail Milkweed, Western Whorled Milkweed
Photo taken on: June 12, 2009
Location: White Rock, NM
Life Zones: Plains to foothills
Habitat: Disturbed areas

Grows to 2½ feet. Flowers are ½" across with petals turned back and a hooded central column. Narrow leaves grow in widely spaced whorls around stem. The erect seed pods produced are up to 3" long and split open to allow the large brown seeds with silky plumes to escape.arrow

POISONOUS

Photo below taken on: October 19, 2017
Location: Hwy 96, Abiquiu, NM

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Asclepias pumila

Dwarf Milkweed
Asclepias pumila

Family: Dogbane (Apocynaceae)
AKA: Low Milkweed, Plains Milkweed
Photo taken on: July 20, 2009
Location: Wet Mountains, Eastern CO
Life Zones: Plains to foothills
Habitat: Dry slopes and meadows

Grows to 8" with woody stems and whorled narrow leaves giving the plant a bottle-brush appearance. Flowers are tiny with lower petals bent back and upper petals erect The erect seed pods produced are 1½" long.

White/Cream Round Clusters