Asclepias californica

California milkweed

  • Height:   1 ft - 3 ft
  • Life Cycle:   perennial
  • Growth Type:   flower
  • Flower Size:   medium, 1 - 2 in
  • Inflorescence Size:   > 5 in
  • Flower Type:   clustered
  • Bloom Type:   spring
  • Flower Color:   purple
  • Native to California:   YES
  • California Range:   desert - inland - mountain
  • Water Requirements:   low
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Asclepias californica

Common Name:California milkweed

Asclepias californica, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California.

US Distribution:extends only slightly beyond CA borders
Plant Community(s):Yellow Pine Forest, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Chaparral
Habitat:slopes
Family:Apocynaceae

Name Status:

Recognized as current in TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93

County distribution list:

Alameda, ContraCosta, Fresno, Kern, Lassen, Los Angeles, Madera, Merced, Monterey, Mariposa, Nevada, Orange, Riverside, Santa Barbara, San Bernardino, San Benito, Santa Clara, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Tulare, Ventura

See a detailed Distribution Grid of this plant in Calfornia.

Links: USDA Plants Profile | Jepson Herbarium

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Bloom Months
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