Asclepias

 

There are over 100 species of Asclepias, also called 'Milkweed'. They originates from the America, and, depending on the species, vary from perennials to small shrubs. The common name refers to the milky white sap. This sap is poisonous.
Some of the tropical species are raised as annuals, or raised to overwinter inside.

Species and varieties
Asclepias curassavica (Tropical Milkweed, Blood Flower)
Asclepias fruticosa
Asclepias incarnata (Swamp Milkweed, Incarnate Swallowwort)
Asclepias linaria (Threadleaf Milkweed, Pineleaf Milkweed)
Asclepias perennis (Aquatic Milkweed, White Milkweed)
Asclepias subulata (Desert milkweed, Ajamente)
Asclepias tuberosa (Butterfly Milkweed)
Asclepias bicolor synonym of Asclepias curassavica (Tropical Milkweed, Blood Flower)
Asclepias carnosa synonym of Hoya carnosa (Wax Plant, Wax Flower, Porcelain Flower)
Asclepias cordata synonym of Telosma cordata (Chinese Violet, Fragrant Telosma, Tonkin Creeper)
Asclepias nivea var. curassavica synonym of Asclepias curassavica (Tropical Milkweed, Blood Flower)

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