EPPO Global Database

Asclepias curassavica(ASCCU)

Last modification: 2004-05-02

Basic information
  • EPPO code: ASCCU
  • Preferred name: Asclepias curassavica
  • Authority: Linnaeus


South America. Cultivated as an ornamental, and introduced into southern USA and Caribbean. Also introduced into Spain, Morocco, Canary Islands, and possibly other Euromediterranean countries, and into China

WSSA list of weeds in North America

Regulated as an invasive species in Poland

Common names
Name Language
blood flower English
blood-flower milkweed English (US)
butterfly weed English (US)
Mexican milkweed English
red-head cottonbush English (AU)
silk flower English
Curaçao-Seidenpflanze German
asclépiade de Curaçao French
herbe à sang French
ipéca sauvage French
bandera española Spanish (AR)
bencenuco Spanish (CO)
calentura Spanish
flor de la bandera española Spanish
flor de la seda Spanish
flor de sapo Spanish (HN)
flor de seda Spanish (BO)
fosforito Spanish (BO)
hierba de cantil Spanish (CO)
mal casada Spanish (CO)
mata caballo Spanish (CO)
palomitas Spanish (CO)
sangria Spanish (CO)
señorita Spanish (CO)
viborán Spanish
vinorama Spanish (HN)
vivorana Spanish (MX)
yerba de la calentura Spanish (CU)
ipecauana delle Antille Italian
pianta della seta a fiori rossi Italian
algodão-de-seda Portuguese (BR)
capitão-de-sala Portuguese (BR)
cega-olho Portuguese (BR)
erva-de-rato falso Portuguese (BR)
margaridinha Portuguese (BR)
oficial-de-sala Portuguese (BR)
paira-de-sapo Portuguese (BR)
トウワタ Japanese
アスクレピアス Japanese
asukurepiasu Japanese
tôwata Japanese
ваточник кюрасавский Russian
mǎ lì jīn Chinese
马利筋 Chinese