Plant family: Asclepiadaceae - Milkweed
Plant type: N/A
Plant origin: N/A, California
Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub
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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