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Seed pod of Showy milkweed

Asclepias speciosa


Spotted in Yosemite NP.

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IsabellaFiers 10 years ago

Hello QWMom,

Yes I also saw Showy milkweed (Asclepias speciosa) in Yosemite NP.
see my PN link,

QWMom 10 years ago

The leaves and pod (and crook in the stem supporting the pod) look to me like a milkweed (Asclepias). Are there any species that live in that area?

IsabellaFiers 10 years ago

Thanks a lot Leuba for the link, it will help me with my search.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 10 years ago

How interesting ! some features look like Euphorbiaceae. Looks like the leaves have a waxy coating to prevent excessive moisture-loss.
Hope you find an ID !

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California, USA

Spotted on Jul 9, 2013
Submitted on Oct 13, 2013

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