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Asclepias solanoana

Asclepias solanoana Woodson

Serpentine Milkweed

Asclepiadaceae (Milkweed Family)

Synonym(s): Solanoa purpurascens

USDA Symbol: ASSO

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

"Asclepias solanoana has prostrate stems that reach a length of about one foot, with leaves from one to almost two inches long. The flowers are purple outside and white inside, and they have reflexed lobes." (Bibref 1051)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Jun

Distribution

USA: CA
Native Habitat: "This milkweed occurs infrequently on dry serpentine outcroppings from 2,000 to 5,000 feet in the North Coast Ranges from Napa to Trinity Counties, blooming in June." (Bibref 1051)

Additional resources

USDA: Find Asclepias solanoana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Asclepias solanoana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Asclepias solanoana

Metadata

Record Modified: 2017-08-07
Research By: DEW, NH

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