Tragia betonicifolia Nutt.


Tragia betonicifolia plant

Family - Euphorbiaceae

Stems - No info. yet.

Tragia betonicifolia stem

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Tragia betonicifolia flowers

Flowering - June - September.

Habitat - Glades, prairies, sandy open fields, open woods, thickets.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This little species can be found mainly in the southwestern quarter of the state. The plant can be identified by its toothed leaves, mostly erect stems (which are covered with stinging hairs), and small yellow flowers. Be careful when handling this species as it can inflict some serious pain.

Photographs taken at the Pea Ridge National Military Park, AR., 8-12-03.