From California Natives Wiki
Botanical Name: Asclepias fascicularis
Common Name: Narrow Leaf Milkweed
- Forage source for the Monarch butterfly and Striated Queen. Host plant for Monarch caterpillars. Interesting button flowers; usually forms small colonies. Adaptable to most conditions. Orioles use dry stems for nesting.
- Plant Family: Asclepiadaceae
- Plant Type: Perennial
- Height by Width: Flower spikes to 4' H
- Growth Habit: Forms colony
- Deciduous/Evergreen: Winter dormant
- Growth Rate: Fast
- Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
- Soil Preference: Adaptable
- Water Requirements: Moderate
- Cold Hardy to:
- Flower Season: Spring
- Flower Color: White with pink
- Endangered?: Not Listed
- Distribution: Throughout CA except on coast and deserts
- Natural Habitat: Dry ground, valleys, foothills. Elevation: 150-600'.
- Care and Maintenance
- Other Names
- Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.