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Asclepias cryptoceras  S. Watson
Dwarf milkweed,   Humboldt mountains milkweed,   Pallid milkweed
Asclepias cryptoceras is a perennial herb that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in western North America.
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Genus: Asclepias
Family: Apocynaceae  
(Asclepiadaceae)
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Toxicity: Do not eat any part of this plant.

Communities: Sagebrush Scrub, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEFAsclepias cryptoceras ssp. cryptoceras
JEFAsclepias cryptoceras ssp. davisii
Information about  Asclepias cryptoceras from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (ASCR)

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ID Tips on PlantID.net

[Wikipedia] Native American Medicinal Uses: The Northern Paiute used the plant as a medicinal remedy, preparing the roots for headache and sores, and the latex for ringworm. (link added by Mary Ann Machi)


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 07/25/2024).