Welsh's milkweed (Asclepias welshii)

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Listing Status:   

Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND

General Information

This plant is a rhizomatous, herbaceous perennial, 10 to 40 inches tall, with large oval leaves and cream-colored flowers that are rose-tinged in the center.

  • States/US Territories in which the Welsh's milkweed is known to or is believed to occur:  Arizona , Utah
  • US Counties in which the Welsh's milkweed is known to or is believed to occur:  View All
 
Current Listing Status Summary
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
10/28/1987 Mountain-Prairie Region (Region 6)

» Federal Register Documents

Federal Register Documents
Date Citation Page Title
06/06/1984 49 FR 23399 23409 Proposal to Determine Asclepias welshii (Welsh's milkweed) to be End. Species & to Determine Crit. Hab.; 49 FR 23399-23409
06/20/2011 76 FR 35906 35908 5-Year Status Reviews of 12 Species in the Mountain-Prairie Region
10/28/1987 52 FR 41435 41441 Final Rule Determining Asclepias welshii (Welsh's Milkweed) to be Thr. Species w/ Crit. Hab.; 52 FR 41435-41441

» Recovery

Current Recovery Plan(s)
Date Title Plan Action Status Plan Status
09/30/1992 Welsh's Milkweed View Implementation Progress Final
Other Recovery Documents
Date Citation Page Title Document Type
06/20/2011 76 FR 35906 35908 5-Year Status Reviews of 12 Species in the Mountain-Prairie Region
  • Notice 5-year Review, Initiation
Five Year Review
Date Title
12/11/2015 Welsh's milkweek five year status review

» Critical Habitat

Date Citation Page Title Document Type Status
10/28/1987 52 FR 41435 41441 Final Rule Determining Asclepias welshii (Welsh's Milkweed) to be Thr. Species w/ Crit. Hab.; 52 FR 41435-41441 Final Rule Final designated
06/06/1984 49 FR 23399 23409 Proposal to Determine Asclepias welshii (Welsh's milkweed) to be End. Species & to Determine Crit. Hab.; 49 FR 23399-23409 Proposed Rule Not Required

To learn more about critical habitat please see http://ecos.fws.gov/crithab

» Conservation Plans

No conservation plans have been created for Welsh's milkweed.

» Petitions

» Life History

Habitat Requirements

This species is known to occur only in the Coral Pink Sand Dunes and in the Sand Hills 8 miles to the northeast of the Coral Pink Sand Dunes, both in Kane County, Utah. It grows on open, sparsely vegetated semistabilized sand dunes and on the lee slopes of actively drifting sand dunes.

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