This Plant is Itchy

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Location: Lipan, TX
Posted By: Bo


Almost resembles oak leaves but cactus like at the same time grows bout a foot I found it bout 100 miles west of Dallas Texas we refer to it as a gotcha bush but don’t know it by its literal name oh and it itches when you touch it because of the spikes


  1. stone Flower Fanatic says:

    Probably Cnidoscolus texanus.
    Texas Bull nettle.
    They say that you can eat the nuts…

    Related plants include Mala Mujer (Cnidoscolus angustidens) and 7 minute itch (Cnidoscolus stimulosus)

    They are all problem weeds, but yours seems to have a greater potential for food than ours in georgia (Cnidoscolus stimulosus)

    June 16th, 2013 at 1:07 pm

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