Taxon  Report   739    
Asclepias californica  Greene
California milkweed
Asclepias californica
© 2018 susan Bashore
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Asclepias californica
© 2018 Naomi Goodman
Asclepias californica
© 2018 susan Bashore
Asclepias californica, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is found only slightly beyond California borders.

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Asclepias californica
© 2018 Liz Block
Genus: Asclepias
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Chaparral


Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Asclepias californica ssp. californica
ICPN: Asclepias californica ssp. greenei
More information about  Asclepias californica
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


Search the International Plants Names Index

Search (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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 19, 2019).