Asclepias curassavica
Mexican Butterfly Weed



     Asclepias curassavica. Native to South America, this perennial plant of the family of Asclepiadaceae exceeds hardly one meter high. His small flowers are formed of a yellow crown encircled with 5 petals of orange colour. It is also called Mexican Butterfly Weed because the flowers of Asclepias attracts the butterflies. Their larvas put on themselves the toxic latex of the flowers to keep away the predators.