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Broadleaf Milkweed (Asclepias latifolia)
Perennial Forbs Around Las Vegas, Vegetation Around Las Vegas
Broadleaf Milkweed (Asclepias latifolia)

General: Broadleaf Milkweed (Asclepias latifolia) is a perennial forb with thick, wide oval leaves and seed pods attached to stalked peduncle. More specifically, the leaves area persistent, wide-ovate, and opposite or whorled; the inflorescences are at nodes and peduncled, and in the flowers, the horn is exserted from the hood, but at about the same height as the hood.

Broadleaf Milkweed is an rare component of vegetation communities in dry, well-drained mountain canyon in the Upper Sonoran (Pinyon-Juniper Woodland) in the Virgin Mountains of eastern Nevada.

Around Las Vegas, look for Broadleaf Milkweed only in the Virgin Mountains because this is the only specimen of this species known in Nevada. Fortunately, this rare Nevada plant is protected inside Gold Butte National Monument.

Family: Milkweed (Asclepiadaceae)

Broadleaf Milkweed (Asclepias latifolia) Broadleaf Milkweed (Asclepias latifolia)
Broadleaf Milkweed (Asclepias latifolia)
Points of attachment for the seed pods
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Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate. Names generally follow the USDA database.
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