Asclepias curassavica

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Scarlet Milkweed
Asclepias curassavica crop.jpg
Conservation status

Secure (NatureServe)[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Apocynaceae
Subfamily: Asclepiadoideae
Genus: Asclepias
Species: A. curassavica
Binomial name
Asclepias curassavica

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.

References[change | change source]

  1. Raker, C (1995). "Comprehensive Report Species – Asclepias curassavica". NatureServe Explorer: An online encyclopedia of life [web application]. 7.1. Arlington, Virginia: NatureServe Inc. Retrieved 2014-03-22. 

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