Calflora
Taxon  Report   751    
Asclepias speciosa  Torr.
Showy milkweed
Asclepias speciosa, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

Bloom Period
Family: APOCYNACEAE  
Genus: Asclepias
Toxicity: MINOR, DERMATITIS

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Asclepias giffordii
More information about  Asclepias speciosa
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (ASSP)


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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jun 16, 2019).