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Asclepias curassavica (Bloodflower) is a species of shrub in the family Apocynaceae. They have a self-supporting growth form. They are associated with freshwater habitat. They are native to Mata Atlântica, Pernambuco, Pantanal, Caatinga, Espirito Santo, Paraná, Rio De Janeiro, Pará, GoiáS, Distrito Federal, Maranhao, Minas Gerais, Cerrado, Piauí, Rio Grande Do Norte, AmazôNia, Rio Grande Do Sul, Acre (Brazil), Pampa, Mato Grosso, Ceará, Santa Catarina, Mato Grosso Do Sul, SãO Paulo, Bahia, Sergipe, Alagoas, and Amapá. They have simple, broad leaves. Flowers are visited by Strymon lucena, Monarch, Brown-belted Bumblebee, and Bordered Patch. Individuals can grow to 0.4 m.

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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of bloodflower. View this species on GBIF