Calflora
Taxon  Report   745    
Asclepias eriocarpa  Benth.
Indian milkweed,  Kotolo milkweed, Woolypod milkweed
Asclepias eriocarpa
© 2003 Charles E. Jones
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Asclepias eriocarpa
© 2010 Neal Kramer
Asclepias eriocarpa
© 2010 Neal Kramer
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
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities)

Toxicity: MINOR, DERMATITIS

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.
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 (ASER)

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: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 19, 2018).

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