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Asclepias californica
Asclepias californica
California Milkweed
Photographer: Aaron Schusteff

ID: 0000 0000 0505 1115 (2005-05-14)

Copyright © 2005 Aaron Schusteff

  • date of photo  May 2, 2004
  • location   Near Lion Peak, Big Sur (Monterey County, California, US)
  • family Apocynaceae
  • notes   Inflorescence of Asclepias californica. Is this individual A. californica ssp. californica or ssp. greenei? Note that the bottom of the gynostegia hoods are slightly elevated above the bases of the reflexed corollas, but to a degree that is intermediate between the two line drawings illustrating the subspecies on pg 191 of the Jepson Manual. It looks closer to spp. greenei to me.
  • camera   Shot at f8, 1/200 on a Canon D60 with a Canon 50mm compact macro lens.
  • photo category: Plant - annual/perennial

  • common names   California Milkweed (ITIS )
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  • The photographer's identification Asclepias californica has not been reviewed. Click here to review or comment on the identification.

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