Jatropha dioica

One of the most common shrubs of low, rocky areas in the Big Bend region, with rubbery stems and decidedly un-euphorbia-like flowers.

Plant habit when leafless in spring at The Chimneys (visible in the background) in Big Bend National Park, 3/23/06.

Staminate flowers near Big Bend National Park, 4/24/05.

Front view of a staminate flower near Big Bend N.P., 4/24/05.

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