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Asclepias curassavica

Asclepias curassavica

Asclepias curassavica L. Engl.: blood flower, bastard ipecac, bastard ipecacuanha, blood-weed, bloodflower milkweed, butterfly weed, false ipecac, garden silkweed, Indian root, milkweed, redhead, scarlet milkweed, tropical milkweed, vegetable silk. Deu.: Indiander-Seidenpflanze. Suom.: punasilkkiyrtti. Sven.: röd sidenört. Fran.: ipéca sauvage, asclépiade de Curaçao. Dutch: koningsbloempje. Span.: algodoncillo, corcalito, flor de sangre, yuquillo. Bot. syn.: Asclepias nivea var. curassavica (L.) Kuntze.

Photo: Asclepias curassavica 6.

Taxonomy extra:
Flower cluster, very very pretty. Brussels bot.g., Belgium. Greenhouse. 2008-06-05.

Photo: Asclepias curassavica 5.

Taxonomy extra:
Flower cluster. Brussels bot.g., Belgium. Greenhouse. 2008-06-05.

Gleanings in Materia Medica.

Classic texts: Journals: AJP 1887. Digitalin; Cannabis; Solanine in potatoes; Jalapin; Jalap resin; Valeriana Hardwickii; Butea frondosa; Ulexine; Asclepias and Vincetoxicum; Mutisia.

Photo: Asclepias curassavica 3.

Taxonomy extra:
Flowering top. Turku bot.g., Ruissalo, Finland. Planted. 2004-08-26.

Photo: Asclepias curassavica 2.

Taxonomy extra:
Flowering top. Turku bot.g., Ruissalo, Finland. Planted. 2004-08-26.

Photo: Asclepias curassavica 1.

Taxonomy extra:
Flowering plants. Turku bot.g., Ruissalo, Finland. Planted. 2004-08-26.

Photo: Asclepias curassavica.

Taxonomy extra:
Closeup of flower. Turku bot.g., Ruissalo, Finland. Planted. 2000-08-03.


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