Herb latin name: Asclepias mexicana

Synonyms: Asclepias fascicularis

Family: Asclepiadaceae (Milkweed Family)

Description of the plant:


75 cm
(2 feet)

Medicinal use of Asclepias mexicana:

None known

Known hazards of Asclepias mexicana:

Although no specific reports have been seen for this species, many, if not all, members of this genus contain toxic resinoids, alkaloids and cardiac glycosides. They are usually avoided by grazing animals. The flowers are considered to be poisonous by some Indian tribes.

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.