Woollypod Milkweed (Asclepias eriocarpa)
Indian Milkweed and Kotolo
Description of Woollypod Milkweed (Asclepias eriocarpa)
Woollypod Milkweed (Asclepias eriocarpa), a member of the Apocynaceae (Dogbane Family), is a herbaceous perennial that grows to 3 feet tall and has white to pink flowers that bloom in the spring, summer, and fall. The leaves are opposite to whorled, simple, entire margined, lanceolate to oval in shape, and are 4 to 8 inches in length and 1 to 3 inches in width. More about this species can be found on this blog post.
Woollypod milkweed is often found in dry rocky areas and open areas such roadsides, and streambanks. It is native to the state of California.
This plant was used by Native Americans for fiber and medicine.