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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Cnidoscolus urens var. stimulosus
Cnidoscolus urens (L.) Arthur var. stimulosus (Michx.) Govaerts
Finger rot, Tread Softly
Synonym(s): Bivonea stimulosa, Cnidoscolus stimulosus, Jatropha stimulosa
USDA Symbol: cnurs
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
White, trumpet-shaped flowers are in a few-flowered, terminal cluster on a plant covered with stinging hairs.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Bloom InformationBloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
, VA Native Distribution:
Virginia south to Florida; west to Texas. Native Habitat:
Sandy woods and fields along the coastal plain.
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
- Picayune, MS
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff