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Sonoran Desert Plants
Jatropha cardiophylla (Heart-leaf Limberbush,sangre-de-Cristo,sangrengado)

Coffee Pot Mountain


 Jatropha cardiophylla

 Jatropha cardiophylla

 Jatropha cardiophylla

Habitat: bajadas,washes,rocky slopes
Life Form: shrub,low
Leaf Description: alternate simple
Flower Color: white or whitish
Flowering Period: July to Aug.
Spines: spineless
Family: Euphorbiaceae (spurge family)
Abundance: locally common
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S., S. Rutman, and N.C. Taylor. 2015. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: A flora of southwestern Arizona. Part 13. Eudicots: Euphorbiaceae. Phytoneuron 2015-26: 1-65. Published 15 April 2015. SSN 2153 733X page 50 (6.7 MB pdf)

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Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page (opens in a new tab).






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