Asclepias curassavica

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Asclepias curassavica
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Secure (NatureServe)
Scientific classification e
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

Scarlet Milkweed (Asclepias curassavica) is a species of milkweed plant. It is also known as Mexican Butterfly Weed and Blood-flower. It belongs in the subfamily Asclepiadoideae. It is native to Central America and South America. It is now naturalized around 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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