Taxon  Report   741 
Asclepias cordifolia  (Benth.) Jepson
Heart leaf milkweed,  Heartleaf milkweed, Purple milkweed
Asclepias cordifolia
© 2007 Virginia Moran
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Asclepias cordifolia
© 2006 Steve Matson
Asclepias cordifolia
© Chester R.F. Cramer 2002 California Academy of Sciences
Asclepias cordifolia, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Asclepias cordifolia
© 1996 Christopher L. Christie
Genus: Asclepias
Chaparral, Foothill Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest
Habitat: slopes
Toxicity: MINOR, DERMATITIS   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Gomphocarpus cordifolius
More information about  Asclepias cordifolia
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Feb 22, 2018).

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