Desert Botanical Garden Herbarium
Catalog #: DES00063814
Occurrence ID (GUID): 8d5d809b-65ab-4073-bb11-2050ce5ee378
Taxon: Asclepias latifolia (Torr.) Raf.
Family: Asclepiadaceae
Collector: Joni Ward   jbw-354   
Date: 2008-07-23
Locality: USA, Colorado, Pueblo County, From Pueblo and I-25 west on Hwy 50 to North Pueblo Blvd, south to 24th St, then east in an open field on the north side of the street; open area has probably been grazed but is scheduled for development.
38.290833  -104.657972
Verbatim Coordinates: 38d 17m 27s N; 104d 39m 28.7s W
Elevation: 1475 meters Verbatim Elevation: 4842ft.
Habitat: High plains grasslands with some limestone.
Associated Species: Yucca, Opuntia polyacantha, Atriplex canescens,, Asclepias latifolia, Melampodium leucanthum, Cryptantha cinerea, Grindelia squarrosa
Description: One group of 5-6 plants, stems release milky fluid when cut; leaves obovate, large, alternate, gray-green; inflorescence comes off stem at leaf node; flowers green and yellow.
Reproductive Condition: flowers
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Record ID: 8d5d809b-65ab-4073-bb11-2050ce5ee378
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