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Here's a stumper - anyone know what this might be? I can't tell you much other than the flowers and fruit appeared in year two, the fruit are about 2 1/2" in diameter, and the photographer/gardener lives in California...
Sue, yes - I meant to get back here and let everyone know that apparently we had a winner. For those who would like seeds; sorry, I don't have any. But if you look at the member who contributed it to the PDB, you'll know the source of the photo (and maybe some seeds, too :)
Terry - after looking this up in my AHS Encyc ... the genus has changed from Asclepias to Gomphocarpus. There are two species - G. fruticosa and G. physocarpus. Both are very similar but physocarpus has larger fruit. A google search for Gomphocarpus comes up with pictures of both species. You may want to have Ulrich look them up to see if he can determine which species he has. I'm thinking it probably is the G. physocarpus.