Araujia sericifera

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Photo courtesy UC Davis Weeds of California

Common names: bladderflower

Araujia sericifera (bladderflower) is a perennial vine (family Asclepiadaceae) with white to pale pink flowers and triangular leaves found in the central and south coast ranges and transverse ranges of California. It is native to South America. It grows in woodlands, grasslands, and scrub and chaparral habitat. It’s seed pods spread predominantly via wind, but sometimes by water or birds.

Cal-IPC Rating: Watch

Cal-IPC Assessment

Plant Risk Assessment - An evaluation of the potential for a plant to be invasive in California.

Cal-IPC Symposium Presentations

None for this species.

Other Araujia sericifera Information

  • CalPhotos - Images of plants taken mostly in California.
  • CalFlora - Distribution information based on submitted observations and herbarium specimens.
  • Jepson Online Interchange for California Flora - Information on taxonomy, biology, and distribution from UC Berkeley's Jepson Herbarium.
  • CDFA - California official noxious weeds.
  • USDA PLANTS Database - Federal database with information on identification and distribution, and links to websites in individual states.