Asclepias curassavica facts for kids

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Scarlet Milkweed
Conservation status

Secure (NatureServe)
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
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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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