Taxon  Report   739 
Asclepias californica  E. Greene
California milkweed
Asclepias californica
© 2009 Neal Kramer
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Asclepias californica
© 2010 Aaron Arthur
Asclepias californica
© 2011 Jean Pawek
Asclepias californica, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is found only slightly beyond California borders.

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Asclepias californica
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Genus: Asclepias
Yellow Pine Forest, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Chaparral
Habitat: slopes [Walker]
Toxicity: MINOR, DERMATITIS   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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TJM2: Asclepias californica ssp. californica
TJM2: Asclepias californica ssp. greenei
More information about  Asclepias californica
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2017. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Apr 29, 2017).

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