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Asclepias curassavica

Scarlet milkweed
Bloodflower

Not native to Florida

Hamilton Co. FL 07/06/12
An occasional milkweed of the central and southern Florida peninsula plus Leon & Jefferson Counties. Native to tropical America, it is also found in Tennessee, Louisiana, Texas and California.
Scarlet milkweed has flowers typical of this genus, with reflexed reddish-yellow to orange petals. The inflorescence is in terminal umbels and can appear all year. Leaves are opposite, entire, petioled, lanceolate to elliptic and more than 1 cm (3/8 in.) wide. Typically grows up to about a meter (just over 3 feet) tall.

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Hamilton Co. FL 07/06/12
Hamilton Co. FL 07/06/12
Hamilton Co. FL 07/06/12

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Asclepias curassavica is a member of the Apocynaceae - Dogbane family.


Other species of the Asclepias genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
  Asclepias michauxii - MICHAUX'S MILKWEED
  Asclepias tuberosa - BUTTERFLY WEED
  Asclepias verticillata - WHORLED MILKWEED
  Asclepias pedicellata - SAVANNAH MILKWEED
  Asclepias curtissii - CURTISS' MILKWEED
  Asclepias viridiflora - GREEN MILKWEED
  Asclepias lanceolata - FEWFLOWER MILKWEED
  Asclepias perennis - SWAMP MILKWEED
  Asclepias cinerea - CAROLINA MILKWEED
  Asclepias humistrata - PINEWOODS MILKWEED
  Asclepias longifolia - LONGLEAF MILKWEED
  Asclepias tomentosa - VELVETLEAF MILKWEED


Date record last modified: Jul 06, 2019

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