Saturday, July 30, 2011

How low can you go?

Photos by Matt Ball, 7/25/11

Limber bushes (Jatropha cardiophylla) are looking lush with their bright green, heart-shaped leaves (cardio- = heart; -phylla = leaves). According to the lore, the sap will leave a permanent stain on clothing. I haven't tried this yet, though. If you are interested in the meaning of botanical names, check out Dave's Garden Botanary. Do a search on Jatropha. I'll quiz you later.

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