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062  Asclepias curassavica L.

Asclepiadaceae

Nome comune: Asclepias curassavica

Asclepias curassavica, commonly called Mexican Butterfly Weed, Blood-flower or Scarlet Milkweed, is a species of flowering plant in the dogbane family, Apocynaceae. It is native to the American tropics. It has a pantropical distribution as an introduced species. It is grown as an ornamental garden plant and as a source of food for butterflies.