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Physical Setting
Climate
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Tucson Plants
Tucson Animals
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Rambling Milkweed (Sarcostemma hirtellum)
rambling milkweedDESCRIPTION: Perennial vine. Flowers to 1/2" wide, yellowish-white in center and purple on tips of petals. Flowers have 5 petals and 5 sepals and occur in clusters along vine. Vine climbs over shrubs and trees and produces a milky-white sap. Leaves are simple, smooth-edged, linear to lance-shaped, to 2" long. Asclepiadaceae (Milkweed) Family.
NATURAL HISTORY: Flowers bloom spring through fall.

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