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asclepia physocarpus


By Gray

asclepia physocarpus (asclepia physocarpus)

also know as hedgehog plant on account of its egg-sized prickly seed pods formed after its very small flowers. Annual unless frost-free.

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That looks like an interesting plant. How big does it get if grown as an annual?

29 Nov, 2008


It will grow to nearly 2m in a year, and produce seed pods like those shown in good summers. I think 2m would be its final size.

29 Nov, 2008


The seed pods contain many small (2-3mm long) seeds each attached to a feathery thing to allow the wind to spread them - rather as dandelions , araujia and ascleipia tuberosa do. The outer seed pod is fairly soft.

21 Dec, 2008


Great photo against that blue sky.

9 Jan, 2009

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