Taxon  Report   742    
Asclepias cryptoceras  S. Watson
Dwarf milkweed,  Humboldt mountains milkweed, Pallid milkweed
Asclepias cryptoceras
© 2010 Steve Matson
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Asclepias cryptoceras
© 2013 Mary Winter
Asclepias cryptoceras
© 2010 Steve Matson
Asclepias cryptoceras, 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 cryptoceras
© 2012 Aaron Schusteff
Genus: Asclepias
Communities: Sagebrush Scrub, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland


Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Asclepias cryptoceras ssp. davisii
ICPN: Asclepias cryptoceras ssp. cryptoceras
More information about  Asclepias cryptoceras
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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 19, 2019).