Taxon: Asclepias fascicularis Decne.

Genus: Asclepias
Family: Apocynaceae
  Subfamily: Asclepiadoideae
      Tribe: Asclepiadeae
        Subtribe: Asclepiadinae
Nomen number: 448084
Place of publication: A. L. P. P. de Candolle, Prodr. 8:509. 1844
Name Verified on: 17-Sep-2008 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 27-Dec-2011
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 9 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • Mexican milkweed  (Source: F Utah) - English

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - Baja California
    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Oregon, - Washington
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona, - California, - Nevada, - Utah


  • Cronquist, A. et al. Intermountain flora. 1972- (Intermt F)
  • Hickman, J. C., ed. The Jepson manual: higher plants of California. 1993 (F CalifJep)
  • Hitchcock, C. L. et al. Vascular plants of the Pacific Northwest. 1955-1969 (F Pacif NW)
  • Moerman, D. Native American ethnobotany, ed. 5. 1998 (Nat Amer Ethnobot)
  • Welsh, S. L. et al. A Utah flora. Great Basin Naturalist Mem. 9. 1987 (F Utah)

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