Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Blooming Bush

Photos by Matt Ball 7/5/2015

Limber Bush (Jatropha cardiophylla) is blooming. The white flowers are tiny; you'll walk right by them if you aren't paying attention. As its English common name suggests, the stems are very flexible. The sap in the stems stains a blood-red color; hence the common name in Spanish:  Sangre de cristo (blood of Christ).

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