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|Family: Apocynaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Asclepias||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Asclepias fascicularis Decne.
Habit: Perennial herb, generally glabrous. Stem: ascending to erect. Leaf: opposite (and reduced, on sterile branches) or whorled generally in 3s to 5s, often with clusters of smaller leaves in axils; petiole short; blade narrow-lanceolate, base tapered. Inflorescence: terminal and at upper nodes; peduncle 1--3(5) cm. Flower: corolla reflexed, green-white, purple-tinged or not; hoods elevated above corolla base, generally exceeded by anther head, green-white; horns exserted, generally exceeding hoods (and anther head). Fruit: erect on erect pedicels. Seed: 5.5--7 mm. Chromosomes: 2n=22.
Ecology: Dry ground, valleys, foothills; Elevation: 50--2200 m. Bioregional Distribution: CA (exc NCo, n CCo); Distribution Outside California: to Washington, Utah, Baja California. Flowering Time: May--Oct Note: Generally poisonous to stock.
eFlora Treatment Author: Thomas J. Rosatti & Carol A. Hoffman
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Previous taxon: Asclepias erosa
Next taxon: Asclepias fruticosa
Citation for this treatment: Thomas J. Rosatti & Carol A. Hoffman 2017. Asclepias fascicularis, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, Revision 1, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=14375, accessed on March 30, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on March 30, 2017.