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Jatropha gossypifolia - BellyAche Bush

Jatropha gossypifolia - BellyAche Bush (Jatropha gossypifolia - BellyAche Bush)

This is a common plant...this plant was a volunteer plant. These plants pop-up all over my yard. I'm constantly pulling them out.

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It has a strange name - 'bellyache bush'
Is it poisonous or something?

22 Oct, 2008


Volunteer plant ~
Is that a term more often used in the USA than in UK?
In Britain I think we would more likely say 'self-seeded' plant, but I'm not sure.

It could be that 'volunteer plant' is a candidate for Lori's blog on unusual gardening terms. Delonix1 ~ What do you think about this ?

Hywel ~ on internet it says that this plant is a like a weed.
Fruits and flowers are toxic to humans and animals. :o(

22 Oct, 2008


"Volunteer Plant" is a nicer way of saying "weedy" or "weed-plant" which is the same as "self-seeded".

22 Oct, 2008

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