Calflora
Taxon  Report   8468    
Asclepias fruticosa  L.
African milkweed
Asclepias fruticosa
© 2010 Dr. Mark S. Brunell
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Asclepias fruticosa
© 2010 Dr. Mark S. Brunell
Asclepias fruticosa, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California.

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Asclepias fruticosa
© 2010 Dr. Mark S. Brunell
Family: APOCYNACEAE  
Genus: Asclepias
Toxicity: MINOR, DERMATITIS
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Gomphocarpus fruticous
ICPN: Gomphocarpus fruticosus
More information about  Asclepias fruticosa
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (ASFR13)

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 17, 2018).