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''Asclepias curassavica'', commonly known as tropical milkweed, is a flowering plant species of the milkweed genus, Asclepias. It is native to the American tropics and has a pantropical distribution as an introduced species. Other common names include bloodflower or blood flower, cotton bush, hierba de la cucaracha, Mexican butterfly weed, redhead, scarlet milkweed, and wild ipecacuanha.

It is grown as an ornamental garden plant and as a source of food for butterflies. Notably, it attracts.. more

Similar species: Gentianales
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Uploaded Aug 13, 2017. Captured Aug 12, 2017 08:36.