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Asclepias curassavica, Milkweed

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 Asclepias curassavica
Family: Apocynaceae   (Formerly:Asclepiadaceae)
Subfamily: Asclepiadoideae
Milkweed
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, Milkweed

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Asclepias curassavica, Milkweed

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Asclepias curassavica, Milkweed

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Asclepias curassavica, Milkweed

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Asclepias curassavica, Milkweed

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Asclepias curassavica, Milkweed

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Asclepias curassavica, Milkweed

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Asclepias curassavica, Milkweed

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Asclepias curassavica, Milkweed

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Asclepias curassavica, Milkweed

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Butterfly weed - great butterfly attractor! Drought tolerant, tough plant.
This plant is very 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).

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Grown in 1-3gal pot

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Asclepias curassavica - seeds

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This plant is very 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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