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Asclepias fruticosa L.
Habit: Perennial herb, +- puberulent. Stem: +- erect. Leaf: opposite; petiole 0 to short; blade linear or narrow- to lance-oblong, acuminate. Inflorescence: at upper nodes; peduncle 2--3 cm. Flower: corolla reflexed-rotate, white, +- pink- to purple-tinged or not; hoods elevated above corolla base, at +- same level as anther head, color +- = corolla; horns 0. Fruit: erect on +- reflexed pedicels, prickles 5--10 mm. Seed: +- 5 mm. Chromosomes: 2n=16.
Ecology: Disturbed sites; Elevation: < 100 m. Bioregional Distribution: CCo (Contra Costa Co.); Distribution Outside California: alien in Central America, South America, southern Europe; native to Africa. Flowering Time: Dec--Jul Note: Evidently +- not spreading, collected rarely in North America; possibly extirpated in California.
Unabridged Synonyms: Gomphocarpus fruticosus (L.) W.T. Aiton
eFlora Treatment Author: Thomas J. Rosatti & Carol A. Hoffman
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Citation for this treatment: Thomas J. Rosatti & Carol A. Hoffman 2017. Asclepias fruticosa, Revision 1, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=80926, accessed on January 16, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on January 16, 2017.