Jatropha macrorhiza Sangre de Drago - Dragon's Blood
PERENNIAL HERB. Sprouts from a huge tuber. Appears after
the first summer rains and withers by late summer.
Leaves are large, dark gree, very smooth, with five to seven lobes
and ragged-toothed edges. Central cluster of
small white or pink flowers. In the Empires, frequent throughout
on gentle sunny slopes.
Amoreuxia palmatifida has smaller, more regular leaves and large
FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae (Spurge Family)