Latin name: Asclepias vestita Hook. & Arn.
  Pronunciation: as-KLEEP-ee-as ves-TIE-ta

  Common name: Woolly milkweed
  Family: Apocynaceae (Dogbane)
  Habitat: Dry flats and slopes, desert canyons to
  4500', Transverse Range, Mojave Desert

  Blooming period: April to June
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Asclepias
  2) vestita
Photo taken in Antelope Valley, may be the
  var. called parishii which is not listed separately in
  the Jepson Manual
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