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Seed pod of Showy milkweed

Asclepias speciosa


Spotted in Yosemite NP.

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IsabellaFiers 6 years ago

Hello QWMom,

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

QWMom 6 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 6 years ago

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

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 6 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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