Found the botanical name for a..

plantmaven(8b/9a TX)November 13, 2011

plant I grew up with in the Rio Grande valley. A couple months ago there was a thread regarding castor bean. I mentioned that Mother grew Panamanian castor bean. I never knew the botanical name.

I found it while looking for seeds at Onalee's. aka bellyache plant. I remember if the sap got on our clothes, it looked like iodine.

Jatropha gossypifolia

Here is a link that might be useful: aka castor bean

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pjtexgirl(7b DFW)

Non-hybrid plant name finding is really tricky! Good job! :)

    Bookmark   November 14, 2011 at 9:34AM
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