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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

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 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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