Blood Flower

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Blood Flower

The 5cm to 10cm long, fusiform shaped fruits called follicles which contain tan to brown seeds that are ovate in shape and are 6mm to 7mm long.

They have purple or red corollas and corona lobes that are yellow or orange. Flowering occurs nearly year round. It is a host plant.

Common name:Blood-flowerScientific name: Asclepias curassavica

This is how it looks like =3

Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele)

The flat seeds have silky hairs that allow the seeds to float on air currents when the pod-like follicles dehisce (split open).

Monarch (Danaus plexippus)

Queen (Danaus gilippus)

Evergreen perennial subshrub that grows to 1 m in height and have pale gray stems.

The dark green leaves are arranged oppositely on the stems and are lanceolate or oblong-lanceolate shaped ending in acuminate or acute tips 5cm to 15cm long.

The flowers are in cymes with 10-20 flowers each

Gray Hairstreak (Strymon melinus)

How do you make a butterfly ?Flick it out of the butter dish with a knife !

PHSS Butterfly Garden


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