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Photo of Asclepias curassavica (Mexican butterfly weed)

Asclepias curassavica - Commonly called blood flower, tropical milkweed, or scarlet milkweed, is a tender, evergreen perennial in the dogbane family. It typically grows as a subshrub to 2-3’ tall on upright stems clad with pointed, opposite, lanceolate leaves (to 6” long). Leaves are medium green sometimes with white midribs. Showy flowers with five sepals and five lobes appear in rounded axillary clusters (cymes) in late spring to early summer. Flowers are red-orange with yellow hoods. Family:  Asclepiadaceae  

Asclepias curassavica (Mexican butterfly weed) 1

Author : Martin Senn
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Online since: November 11th 2022

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