Welsh's milkweed (Asclepias welshii)
Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND
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, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur: Arizona , Utah
- US Counties in which the Welsh's milkweed, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur: View All
|Status||Date Listed||Lead Region||Where Listed|
|10/28/1987||Mountain-Prairie Region (Region 6)||Wherever found|
» Federal Register Documents
|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|
|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|
|Date||Title||Plan Action Status||Plan Status|
|09/30/1992||Welsh's Milkweed||View Implementation Progress||Final|
|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||
|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.
» Life History
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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