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White-stemmed Milkweed, Asclepias albicans, observed in the Muggins Mountain Wilderness, Yuma, County, Arizona, USA on 31 January 2010.
SUCCULENT: Similar to
Desert Milkweed (Asclepias subulata) but with smooth wand-like
stems much taller and thicker in diameter. Leafless stems are blue-green in
color and rise sometimes well past 2 meters.
The lower portions of the stems are woody.
Asclepiaceae -- Milkweed Family
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