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Jatropha dioica Cerv.
Leatherstem, Leather Stem, Rubber Plant
USDA Symbol: JADI
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Subshrub Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
DistributionUSA: TX Native Habitat:
Frequent in dry, rocky areas of the western Edwards Plateau and West Texas into Mexico.
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement:
Sun , Part Shade Soil Moisture:
Dry Conditions Comments:
Upright perennial. The flowers are small and appear along stem. The astringent sap
in at first clear, turning red with exposure to the air. Beautiful when well-placed in a rock or cactus garden.
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Deer Resistant: High
Record Last Modified: 2010-10-02
Research By: TWC Staff