Taxon  Report   8468 
Asclepias fruticosa  L.
African milkweed
Asclepias fruticosa
© 2010 Dr. Mark S. Brunell
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Asclepias fruticosa
© 2010 Dr. Mark S. Brunell
Asclepias fruticosa, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California.

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Asclepias fruticosa
© 2010 Dr. Mark S. Brunell
Genus: Asclepias
Toxicity: MINOR, DERMATITIS   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
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Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Gomphocarpus fruticous
ICPN: Gomphocarpus fruticosus
More information about  Asclepias fruticosa
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria


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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: Jul 16, 2018).

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