Asclepias fascicularis

Narrow-Leaved Milkweed

Erect stem. Leaves linear, in whorls of 3–6 with short petioles, often with smaller side shoots. Inflorescence consists of umbels with leafless stalks. Flowers greenish white or tinted purplish pink, corolla lobes reflexed back, 5 hood-like appendages folded inward, each containing a small horn extending outward. Seedpods erect. Grows in dry to moist soil near streams in valleys, foothills, from sea level to mid elevations.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: All Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 2--4 feet
  • Habitat: Meadow, Shrub-Steppe, Moist Riverbanks
  • Found In: Steens, East Gorge, Siskiyous
  • Native: Yes