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bloodflower
Asclepias curassavica
bloodflower Dogbane Family
Asclepias curassavica Apocynaceae
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English common names
  •bloodflower
  •tropical milkweed
Spanish common name
  •flor de sangre
common name
  •paina-de-sapo (Brazil)
accepted scientific name
  •Asclepias curassavica L.
rules for finding collection records
  •Asclepias curassavica (199)
family name
  •Apocynaceae
Image Author: ©2014 Wynn Anderson
Image License: CC BY-NC-SA
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Category: Wildflowers
Flowers: Five petals, Round clusters of flowers
Petal colors: color color color
Flower size is about 0.5 inches
Leaf: Opposite, Simple
Plant Observed All Year
Native to the American tropics

How Likely at this Location (60%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (72%)
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Forest
Disturbed
Riparian
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