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black ant  Asclepias curassavica Click/tap to enlarge

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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
Species identified by WildFlower
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Uploaded Aug 20, 2017. Captured Jul 2, 2017 13:14.
  • NIKON D750
  • f/20.0
  • 1/250s
  • ISO1250
  • 105mm