Taxon  Report   744 
Asclepias curassavica  L.
blood flower,  bloodflower
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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Asclepias curassavica
© 2007 Louis-M. Landry
Asclepias curassavica
© Lloyd Gomez 2004 California Academy of Sciences
Communities: escaped cultivar, wetland-riparian
Wetlands:Equally likely to occur in wetlands or non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Toxicity: MINOR, DERMATITIS   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
Family: APOCYNACEAE   (CNPS + PLANTS: ASCLEPIADACEAE)
Genus: Asclepias
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
 
 Information about  Asclepias curassavica  from other sources:
USDA PLANTS Profile (ASCU)

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Jepson eFlora (TJM2)

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation. on the International Plants Names Index

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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]. 2014. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 25, 2014).

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