Calflora
Taxon  Report   753    
Asclepias vestita  Hook. & Arn.
Milkweed,  Woolly milkweed
Asclepias vestita
© 2010 Neal Kramer
Photos from
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Asclepias vestita
© 2010 Neal Kramer
Asclepias vestita
© 2015 Zoya Akulova
Asclepias vestita, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Asclepias vestita
© 2011 Neal Kramer
Family: APOCYNACEAE  
Genus: Asclepias
Communities: Valley Grassland, Chaparral, Foothill Woodland

Toxicity: MINOR, DERMATITIS

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Asclepias vestita var. parishii
ICPN: Asclepias vestita ssp. parishii
ICPN: Asclepias vestita var. vestita
More information about  Asclepias vestita
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (ASVE2)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 18, 2018).

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