Native Focus: Pallid Milkweed, Asclepias cryptoceras. A species of Milkweed known by the common names Pallid Milkweed and Humboldt Mountains Milkweed. It is native to the western United States, where it grows in many types of habitat, especially dry areas. This is a perennial herb growing low against the ground or drooping. It arises from a fleshy, woody rhizome-like root. The thick leaves are round to heart-shaped and arranged oppositely on the short stem. The inflorescence is a cluster of small flowers with centers of bright to dull pink hoods surrounded by pale-colored reflexed corollas. The fruit is a follicle(fruit) held erect on a small stalk.
This Milkweed plant was photographed in Utah by CSR’s Biology Team.
Info source: Wikkipedia