Asclepias californica Greene
Asclepiadaceae (Milkweed Family)
USDA Symbol: asca3
A reclining to erect, white-woolly plant with milky sap.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Red , Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul
Bloom Notes: reddish purple
Native Distribution: Central California and south, excluding Central Valley.
Native Habitat: Dry slopes, 600–7,000 (182-2,134 m).
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
Special Value to Bumble Bees
Special Value to Honey Bees
Supports Conservation Biological Control
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
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From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Santa Barbara, CA
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Asclepias californica in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Asclepias californica in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Asclepias californica
MetadataRecord Modified: 2012-06-30
Research By: TWC Staff