bloodflower milkweed USDA PLANTS Symbol: ASCU
U.S. Nativity: Exotic
Habit: Forbs/Herbs
Asclepias curassavica L.

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Taxonomic Rank: Magnoliopsida: Gentianales: Asclepiadaceae
Synonym(s): bastard ipecac
Native Range: Neotropics & subtropics (GRIN);

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John Ruter, University of Georgia,
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Forest and Kim Starr, Starr Environmental,
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EDDMapS Distribution:
This map is incomplete and is based only on current site and county level reports made by experts and records obtained from USDA Plants Database. For more information, visit

State(s) Where Reported invasive.
Based on state level agency and organization lists of invasive plants from WeedUS database.

U.S. National Parks where reported invasive:
Haleakala National Park (Hawaii)

Invasive Listing Sources:
Jil M. Swearingen, Survey of invasive plants occurring on National Park Service lands, 2000-2007