Jatropha dioica Cerv.
Leatherstem, Leather Stem, Rubber Plant
Euphorbiaceae (Spurge Family)
USDA Symbol: JADI
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
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
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Nueces River Authority - Uvalde, TX
NPSOT - Austin Chapter - Austin, TX
National Butterfly Center - Mission, TX
BibliographyBibref 286 - Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country (1989) Enquist, M.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Jatropha dioica in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Jatropha dioica in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Jatropha dioica
MetadataRecord Modified: 2010-10-02
Research By: TWC Staff