Calflora
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.

Bloom Period
Family: APOCYNACEAE  
Genus: Asclepias
Toxicity: MINOR, DERMATITIS

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Communities: escaped cultivar, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

 
More information about  Asclepias curassavica
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (ASCU)


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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Aug 18, 2019).