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Jatropha cathartica (Berlandier's nettlespurge)
Cliffe, Harry

Jatropha cathartica

Jatropha cathartica Terán & Berl.

Berlandier's Nettlespurge, Jicamilla

Euphorbiaceae (Spurge Family)


USDA Symbol: jaca3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Root Type: Tuberous
Leaf Complexity: Palmate
Breeding System: Flowers Unisexual
Fruit Type: Capsule
Flower: Petals 5
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Pink
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov


Native Distribution: Rio Grande Plains of Texas and Mexico.
Native Habitat: Brush on clay soil.


Bibref 293 - Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas (1979) Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Jatropha cathartica in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Jatropha cathartica in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Jatropha cathartica


Record Modified: 2020-09-25
Research By: DEW

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