Taxon  Report   744    
Asclepias curassavica  L.
Blood flower,  Bloodflower
Asclepias curassavica
© 2014 Wynn Anderson
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Asclepias curassavica
© 2010 Moorea Biocode
Asclepias curassavica
© 2007 Louis-M. Landry
Asclepias curassavica, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Plant Characteristics
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Asclepias curassavica
© Lloyd Gomez 2004 California Academy of Sciences
Genus: Asclepias
Communities: escaped cultivar, wetland-riparian


Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

More information about  Asclepias curassavica
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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website references from Google

Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Nov 16, 2018).

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