Taxon  Report   746    
Asclepias erosa  Torr.
Desert milkweed
Asclepias erosa
© 2003 James M. Andre
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Asclepias erosa
© 2005 Brent Miller
Asclepias erosa
© 2003 Christopher L. Christie
Asclepias erosa, 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 erosa
© 2016 Geoffrey Jewel
Genus: Asclepias
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Valley Grassland


Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Asclepias erosa
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 16, 2019).