Wild Florida Photo - Asclepias curassavica

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Asclepias curassavica



Not native to Florida


An occasional milkweed of the central and southern Florida peninsula plus Leon & Jefferson Counties. Native to tropical America, it is also found in Tennessee, Louisiana, Texas and California.
Scarlet milkweed has flowers typical of this genus, with reflexed reddish-yellow to orange petals. The inflorescence is in terminal umbels and can appear all year. Leaves are opposite, entire, petioled, lanceolate to elliptic and more than 1 cm (3/8 in.) wide. Typically grows up to about a meter (just over 3 feet) tall.

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Asclepias curassavica is a member of the Apocynaceae - Dogbane family.

Other species of the Asclepias genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
  View  Asclepias michauxii - MICHAUX'S MILKWEED
  View  Asclepias tuberosa - BUTTERFLY WEED
  View  Asclepias verticillata - WHORLED MILKWEED
  View  Asclepias pedicellata - SAVANNAH MILKWEED
  View  Asclepias curtissii - CURTISS' MILKWEED
  View  Asclepias viridiflora - GREEN MILKWEED
  View  Asclepias lanceolata - FEWFLOWER MILKWEED
  View  Asclepias perennis - SWAMP MILKWEED
  View  Asclepias cinerea - CAROLINA MILKWEED
  View  Asclepias humistrata - PINEWOODS MILKWEED
  View  Asclepias longifolia - LONGLEAF MILKWEED
  View  Asclepias tomentosa - VELVETLEAF MILKWEED

Native Florida Plants

  Robert G. Haehle; Joan Brookwell
 Low Maintenance Landscaping and Gardening

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Native landscapes are easier to maintain, use less water and thrive without chemical pesticides and fertilizers. Native Florida Plants describes every type of regional flora—-from seaside foliage and wildflowers to grassy meadows, shrubs, vines, and aquatic gardens—-in 301 profiles and accompanying color photographs.

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