Araujia sericifera

Araujia sericifera_C017-01
Photo: 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. Its seed pods spread predominantly via wind, but sometimes by water or birds.

Cal-IPC Rating: Watch

CDFA Rating: -*?


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

Species ID Card

Invasive Species ID Card - To support field identification of early detection species, Cal-IPC has designed a set of Species ID cards that can be downloaded, printed double-sided, and trimmed to size.

Weed Management Notes

No Weed RIC Management Notes are available for this species. Check for information on other species in the genus on the Weed RIC site.

Cal-IPC Newsletter Articles

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Cal-IPC Symposium Presentations

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Other Araujia sericifera Information

  • CalPhotos - Images of plants taken mostly in California.
  • Calflora - Distribution map and records of this species in California.
  • CalWeedMapper - Distribution map of this species in California with ability to determine regional priorities.
  • EDDMapS - Distribution of this species in North America.
  • Jepson Interchange - Information on this plant's taxonomy, biology, and distribution from UC Berkeley's Jepson Herbarium.
  • USDA PLANTS Database - Information on identification and distribution, with links to websites in individual states.
  • Additional photos

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    Araujia sericifera (bladderflower) flowers. Photo: Ron Vanderhoff
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    Araujia sericifera (bladderflower) fruit. Photo: Ron Vanderhoff
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    Araujia sericifera (bladderflower) leaves. Photo: Ron Vanderhoff