Milkweed (Pine Needle)
Asclepuis linaria, Milkweed family (Asclepiadaceae)
Flowers: Pink buds open to white flowers (to 1/4" wide) with five "folded" petals. Each petal has a protruding center.
Leaves: Leaves are thin and soft, with a pine-needle like appearance.
Height: May grow to 5' high.
Photographed January 19, in Superstition Mountain area park.
Typically found on rocky slopes and in flat areas.