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Asclepias eriocarpa | Indian Kotolo Milkweed | Woollypod | 10_Seeds
This is Asclepias eriocarpa, also known as woollypod milkweed, Indian milkweed, and Kotolo. The stems of this plant contain latex which is boiled and then used to make chewing gum. The fiber in the stems can also be used to make rope and clothing. This plant likes to grow in full sun where it attracts and supports many different bees and butterflies. Asclepias in general are documented nectar sources for the Monarch, Orange-edged Roadside-Skipper, Dina Yellow, Carus Skipper, Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, and Falcate Metalmark butterflies. It is also the nectar source for the Clarks sphinx, and Milkweed Tussock moths. USDA Hardiness Zones 7 to 10.
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