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Crown Flower

Calotropis gigantea


Unusual star-like raised flowers.


Spotted at Ala Wai Community Gardens.


Native to Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Sri Lanka, India, China and Pakistan. These are cultivated in Hawaii as they are part of the milkweed family and thus support the monarch butterfly life cycle.

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Hawaii, USA

Lat: 21.28, Long: -157.83

Spotted on Apr 9, 2015
Submitted on Apr 13, 2015

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