Tropical milkweed no longer be allowed to be sold in nurseries or retail centers

Sales of Tropical Milkweed no Longer Allowed in Nurseries or Retail Centers


Sales of Tropical Milkweed are no longer allowed in any nursery or retail center in Ventura County. On June 1, 2022, the Ventura County Agricultural/Weights & Measures Office received notice from the California Department of Food and Agriculture that tropical milkweed (Asclepias curassavica) has been designated as a destructive weed (B-rated noxious weed). Residents who would like to remove tropical milkweed from their properties are encouraged to do so. California Native Milkweed is a good alternative that supports habitats for pollinators like Monarch butterflies. For more information visit or call our Agricultural/Weights & Measures Office at 805-933-2926.