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Asclepias curassavica

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Annual milkweed, Blood flower
Cultivar(s):
Red Butterfly , Silky Gold
Categories:
Annuals, Poisonous Plants
Comment:

Tender perennial grown as an annual; moist, fertile, well-drained soil; 2-ft. spread; attracts hummingbirds, bees, and moths

Description:
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
Season:
Summer to frost
Light:
Sun
Color:
Brilliant orange-red with yellow flowers in clusters
Height:
3-4 ft.
Poison Part:
All parts
Poison Delivery Mode:
Ingestion
Symptoms:
Vomiting, stupor, weakness, spasms
Toxic Principle:
Cardiac glycosides and resinoids
Severity:
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

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