Blood Flower or Scarlet Milkweed

Asclepias curassavica

Colour: Red/orange
Height: Up to 1m
Family: Asclepiadaceae

The Blood Flower, also called Scarlet Milkweed, is an evergreen sub-shrub that is native to the Americas. Its clusters of red flowers are very attractive to butterflies.

This photo was taken on the island of Santo Antao, Cape Verde.









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