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Asclepias curassavica, Milkweed

Asclepias curassavica

Milkweed
Family: Apocynaceae   (Formerly:Asclepiadaceae)
Subfamily: Asclepiadoideae
Origin: North America
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersIrritatingAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

The extremely bright color make it easy to spot. Like most milkweeds the juice is milky white. This plant is attractive to butterflies. Long bloom period from late spring throughout the summer. Flowers are a nectar source for many butterflies and leaves are a food source for monarch butterfly larvae (caterpillars). Drought-tolerant.





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Asclepias curassavica - seeds

This plant is very attractive to butterflies. Long...  more
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Asclepias curassavica - Yellow Milkweed, Butterfly Weed

Yellow Butterfly weed - great butterfly attractor!...  more

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Asclepias tuberosa, Milkweed, Flame Weed, Butterfly Weed, Gay Butterflies, Pleurisy Root

Asclepias tuberosa

Milkweed, Flame Weed, Butterfly Weed, Gay Butterflies, Pleurisy Root
Family: Apocynaceae   (Formerly:Asclepiadaceae)
Subfamily: Asclepiadoideae
Origin: North America
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunDry conditionsRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersIrritatingEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsPoisonous or toxicSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

The extremely bright color make it easy to spot. Like most milkweeds the juice is milky white. Long bloom period from late spring throughout the summer. Flowers are a nectar source for many butterflies and leaves are a food source for monarch butterfly larvae (caterpillars). Drought-tolerant. Listed in the U. S. Pharmacopeia in the 19th century the root was once widely used for lung problems such as asthma and bronchitis. Contains cardiac glycosides which are toxic in large amounts.





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Asteromyrtus symphyocarpa, Liniment Tree, Waria-waria Tree

Asteromyrtus symphyocarpa

Liniment Tree, Waria-waria Tree
Family: Myrtaceae
Origin: Australia, New Guinea
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterYellow/orange flowersFragrantEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Seaside, salt tolerant plant

Plant produces therapeutic essential oils similar to Eucalyptus oil.



Asteromyrtus symphyocarpa, Liniment Tree, Waria-waria Tree
Asteromyrtus symphyocarpa, Liniment Tree, Waria-waria Tree


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Asystasia intrusa, Asystasia, Ranong

Asystasia intrusa

Asystasia, Ranong
Family: Acanthaceae
Origin: Malaysia
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersBlue/lavender/purple flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSeaside, salt tolerant plant

A small, branching herb with ovate-lanceolate leaves. The purple and whire flowers are tubular, 5-lobed and occur in racemes at the at the terminal ends of branches.



Asystasia intrusa, Asystasia, Ranong
Asystasia intrusa, Asystasia, Ranong


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Aucuba japonica, Japanese Aucuba, Japanese Laurel

Aucuba japonica

Japanese Aucuba, Japanese Laurel
Family: Cornaceae
Origin: East Asia
Can be used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ftShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterUnusual colorOrnamental foliageSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

A very tolerant and easily grown plant, it thrives in most soils and even in the total shade of trees though for good fruit production a position with at least moderate sun should be chosen. Tolerates dry soils and drought. Grows well in heavy clay soils. Tolerates salt winds. Very tolerant of atmospheric pollution. Often grown in the ornamental garden, there are many named varieties. The foliage can be scorched in very long hot summers if the plant is in an open position. Very tolerant of pruning, plants can be cut right back into the old wood if required. Dioecious. Male and female plants must be grown if seed is required.





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