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Asclepias fascicularis
Common Name: Narrow-leaf Milkweed Family: Apocynaceae (The Dogbane Family)

Asclepias fascicularis has a delicate appearance that belies its tough nature. The two foot stems have long, narrow leaves, with upward curled margins. The intricate flowers are pale pink and white and attract bees and butterflies. Narrow-leaf milkweed is a host plant for the western migration of the monarch butterfly. Plant them in your garden to encourage the monarchs to come to BC where they have been known to visit in warm summers.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Americas - North America

Native Habitat:
Thin, rocky soils in deserts, chapparal, woodlands, and mountains below 7000 feet (2100 m).

ClassDeciduous Primary Bloom ColourPink
TypePerennial Secondary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream
Height12-24" Bloom TimeSummer
Spread2-3' Fragrance
Light ExposureSun Foliage ColourGreen
Soil MoistureDrought Tolerant Dry Average Stem Colour
Hardiness7-10 BerriesNo
BC NativeNo

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