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Asclepias curassavica
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Conservation status

Secure (NatureServe)
Scientific classification
Genus: Asclepias
Species: curassavica
Synonyms

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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