Rush Milkweed

Asclepias subulata

Slender twiggy subshrub, found only in the Sonoran Desert.

Details & Attributes

Plant Type(s) Herb
Longevity 5 (in years)
In relative feet, width by height
3 X 4
Description Very narrow and long; they are usually shed before the plant blooms
Flower Color Yellow
Fruit A dry capsule that stays on the stalk.
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Sun Full
Freeze Tolerance Poor
Ethnobotany/Medical Used as a cathartic, an emetic, an eye medicine, for stomach disorders, for many other ailments, but it is also considered poisonous.
Water Needs Low, Moderate