Asclepias californica

California Milkweed

Plant family: Asclepiadaceae - Milkweed

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Plant origin: N/A, California

 
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Flower Color Lavender, Pink
Blooming Season Spring, Summer
Height 2-3 feet, 3-5 feet
Spread 1-5 feet
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Clay, Sand

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Asclepias californica is endemic to California but is most widespread in the southern part of the state. This is a drought tolerant species that does well in hot dry conditions. Like other drought tolerant milkweeds, the stems and leaves are covered with a thick covering of long hairs giving the plant a woolly appearance. This plant can be found growing on slopes in clay and sandy soils. Asclepias californica is an important monarch butterfly caterpillar host plant, and chrysalis habitat plant.

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