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Family: EUPHORBIACEAE 

 Jatropha macrorhiza
 

Photo from The Firefly Forest

  
Author:  George Bentham 1839
Family:  Euphorbiaceae
Habitat:  Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Central + Northern Mexico
Soil:  Rich - Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  6 centimetres
Height:  50 centimetres
Flower:  Pale Pink
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings?
Pop names:  Ragged Nettlespurge, Arizona Desert Potato, Physic Nut
Synonyms:  -

Photo by Frank Vincentz.

   This member of the Euphorbiaceae family was given this name by George Bentham in 1839. It is found in Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, central and northern Mexico, growing in a rich but well drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to six centimetres, the plant up to 50 centimetres height. The flowers are pale pink.