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Asclepias californica ssp. greenei

Asclepias californica Greene ssp. greenei Woodson

Green's Milkweed, California Milkweed

Asclepiadaceae (Milkweed family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: ASCAG

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Perennial gray-green, woolly herb growing 2-3 ft. high with opposite ovate leaves on a short pedicel. Inflorescence is terminal or at nodes. Corolla is reflexed and pink, purple or maroon. Hoods surrounding anthers elevated above corolla base. Fruit is a narrow pod containing many silky seeds. Occurs in central and southern Sierra Nevada Foothills and Central Western California Region and into northern Baja California. (Bibref: 1052, Webref: 36).

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Leaf Shape: Ovate
Fruit Type: Follicle
Size Notes: Stems decumbent to ascending, up to about 3 feet long.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink , Purple , Violet
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul

Distribution

USA: CA
Native Habitat: Flats, grassy or brushy hillsides.

Web Reference

Webref 36 - Jepson eFlora (2019) The Jepson Herbarium, University of California, Berkeley

Additional resources

USDA: Find Asclepias californica ssp. greenei in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Asclepias californica ssp. greenei in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Asclepias californica ssp. greenei

Metadata

Record Modified: 2021-03-03
Research By: ENH

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