Asclepias curassavica

Species:Asclepias curassavica L.
Common Name:Scarlet Milkweed
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Growth Habit:Herb
USDA Symbol:**
Plant Notes:Commonly cultivated and sometimes escaping.
Taxonomic Notes:Native of Caribbean islands.
Status:Not Native
Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

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FamilyAPOCYNACEAE - Dogbane family
Genus Asclepias
Species Asclepias curassavica L. - Scarlet Milkweed


Citation Asclepias curassavica Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 1: 215. 1753.
Basionym: **
Type: CURACAO: Without data (lectotype: LINN 310.19). Lectotypified by Woodson, Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 41: 59. 1954.

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No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort; choose a county or herbaria to filter the specimen data.

Counties included on distribution map: Mobile

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: UWAL

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
UWAL0035335 Mobile 27 Jun 2015 Horne, Howard E.
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