Taxon  Report   744 
Asclepias curassavica  L.
Blood flower,  Bloodflower
Asclepias curassavica
© 2014 Wynn Anderson
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Asclepias curassavica
© Lloyd Gomez 2004 California Academy of Sciences
Asclepias curassavica
© 2010 Moorea Biocode
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
Genus: Asclepias
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]    
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Asclepias curassavica
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 23, 2016).

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