Mary Sue Ittner
Tue, 24 Jul 2007 07:56:03 PDT

Jay Yourch has just added some wonderful pictures of Asclepias tuberosa to 
the wiki:…

California has something beautiful species of this genus and I'm wondering 
how many of them might be geophytes. A couple I have tried to grow in my 
garden, but haven't gotten to bloom yet are deciduous and late to come back 
in the spring. I've looked at least one of these when dormant and I could 
actually see something that  looked like it had a tuber to me but Jepson 
describes them as annuals, perennials, or shrubs. There was a really 
gorgeous one I photographed in Southern California, Asclepias californica, 
described as perennial. I'd add it to the wiki if I thought is qualified.

Mary Sue 

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