Taxon  Report   745    
Asclepias eriocarpa  Benth.
Indian milkweed,  Kotolo milkweed, Woolypod milkweed
Asclepias eriocarpa
© 2014 Jesse Rorabaugh
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Asclepias eriocarpa
© 2014 Dan Cohn
Asclepias eriocarpa
© 2018 David popp
Asclepias eriocarpa, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Asclepias eriocarpa
© 2003 Charles E. Jones
Genus: Asclepias
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities)


Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Asclepias eriocarpa var. microcarpa
PLANTS: Asclepias fremontii
More information about  Asclepias eriocarpa
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 18, 2019).