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crown flower

Calotropis gigantea


a large shrub growing to 4 m tall. It has clusters of waxy flowers that are either white or lavender in colour. Each flower consists of five pointed petals and a small, elegant "crown" rising from the centre, which holds the stamens. The plant has oval, light green leaves and milky stem.


in a private garden

2 Species ID Suggestions

ceherzog 11 years ago
Calotropis gigantea
Crown Flower, called Giant Milkweed in Florida Calotropis gigantea
Common Milkweed
Asclepias syriaca Asclepias syriaca

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Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 11 years ago

This shrub plant is hub of many insects..!!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 11 years ago

ceherzog is accurate... No doubt...
Popular name is Giant Milkweed...!!!
It grows upto 7-8 meters in Dense forests..!!

IanMichaelIleto 11 years ago

Thank you ceherzog.

IanMichaelIleto 11 years ago

Thanks for the suggestion florida33girl but I agree with Dan.

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 11 years ago

This is not Common Milkweed. I can't seem to find it right now, but I know I've spotted it myself and have seen it on Noah. Ashish knows this flower for sure.

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Batangas, Philippines

Spotted on Jul 22, 2011
Submitted on Aug 5, 2011

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