This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
- Common Name(s):
- Annual milkweed, Blood flower
- Red Butterfly , Silky Gold
- Annuals, Poisonous Plants
Tender perennial grown as an annual; moist, fertile, well-drained soil; 2-ft. spread; attracts hummingbirds, bees, and moths
- Erect, perennial herbs with milky juice; leaves simple, alternate, opposite, or whorled, narrow; flowers 5-parted, in rounded clusters, white, greenish, yellow, orange, or red; fruit dry and inflated, erect, and with many hair-tufted seeds
- Summer to frost
- Brilliant orange-red with yellow flowers in clusters
- 3-4 ft.
- Poison Part:
- All parts
- Poison Delivery Mode:
- Vomiting, stupor, weakness, spasms
- Toxic Principle:
- Cardiac glycosides and resinoids
- TOXIC ONLY IF LARGE QUANTITIES EATEN.
- Found in:
- Weedy in disturbed areas, native or naturalized in waste places, roadsides, fields; landscape in flower gardens as herbaceous perennials
NCCES plant id: 16