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Asclepias curassavica

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Asclepias curassavica

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Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Apocynaceae
Genus: Asclepias
A. curassavica
Binomial name
Asclepias curassavica

Asclepias nivea var. curassavica (L.) Kuntze

Asclepias curassavica (also known as the scarlet milkweed, Mexican butterfly weed, or bloodflower) is a species of milkweed plant. It belongs in the subfamily Asclepiadoideae. It comes from Central America and South America. It grows many places in the world. It gets flowers from spring to fall.


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  1. "Synonyms of Tropical Milkweed (Asclepias curassavica)". Encyclopedia of Life. Retrieved 2014-03-22.

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