Asclepias linaria

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Asclepias linaria
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Apocynaceae
Genus: Asclepias
A. linaria
Binomial name
Asclepias linaria

Asclepias linaria is a species of milkweed known by the common name pineneedle milkweed.

It is native to the Mojave and Sonoran Deserts of Northwestern Mexico and the U.S. states of California and Arizona.

This is a large erect perennial herb or shrub coated in hairs and many narrow, green leaves which resemble pine needles. The inflorescence is an umbel-like cluster of flowers, each with pink-tinted rounded hoods at the center and greenish reflexed corollas. The fruit is a follicle.

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