Calflora
Taxon  Report   747    
Asclepias fascicularis  Decne.
Mexican whorled milkweed,  Narrow leaf milkweed
Asclepias fascicularis
© 2003 Christopher L. Christie
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Asclepias fascicularis
© 2003 Christopher L. Christie
Asclepias fascicularis
© 2003 Michael Charters
Asclepias fascicularis, 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 fascicularis
© 2017 Gary McDonald
Family: APOCYNACEAE  
Genus: Asclepias
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities), wetland-riparian

Toxicity: MINOR, DERMATITIS

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Asclepias mexicana
More information about  Asclepias fascicularis
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 (ASFA)

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: Dec 10, 2018).

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