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Photo Guide : Asclepias curassavica (Tropical Milkweed)

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Silky Gold*
(19 K)
  • Perennial herb
  • Flowers: reddish orange and yellow; commonly visited by butterflies, moths, bees,wasps, flies, and beetles
  • Habitat: roadsides and pastures
  • Distribution: widely distributed in the Neotropics and subtropics, from near sea level to about 2,000 m
Text taken from:
D.H. Janzen, ed.Costa Rican Natural History, 1983. The University of Chicago Press.
* Silky gold curassavica is believed a to be a cultivar of A. curassavica
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