Welsh's milkweed

Asclepias welshii

plant type:
forb
lifecycle:
perennial
growing season:
warm
cover:
Moderate

Soil

Acceptable Soil Types:
Loam
Sand
Acceptable Soil conditions:
AcidicAlkalineMetalSaltCaliche

Location

Min elevation:
5000
Max elevation:
6500
Counties: 
Apache
Coconino
Navajo

Reproduction & Growth

Growth rate: 
Low
Germination Overall: 
Low
Germination rate: 
Slow
Germination Requirements: 
dependent on multiple heavy rains
Reproduction: 
Low
Establishment: 
High

Ecological

Best Suited for these Site conditions:
ColdDisturbanceFireFloodingLow lightRiparian
Best Suited for these Management goals:
Tortoise habitatDrought resilienceErosion controlForage productionPollinator habitatIncreased soil healthWeed managementWildlife habitat

Additional Information

Commercial availability:
Not commonly available
NOTES:
threatened species and has successful greenhouse germination
Citations:
Palmer 2001, Palmer 1999, Bartow 2003