Taxon  Report   746 
Asclepias erosa  Torrey
Desert milkweed
Asclepias erosa
© 2005 Brent Miller
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Asclepias erosa
© 2003 Christopher L. Christie
Asclepias erosa
© 2003 James M. Andre
Asclepias erosa, 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 erosa
© 2003 James M. Andre
Genus: Asclepias
Creosote Bush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Valley Grassland
Toxicity: MINOR, DERMATITIS   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 28, 2016).

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