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Details:
  • Date Photo Taken

    08 / 21 / 2017

  • Season Photo Was Taken

    Summer

  • Region Photo Was Taken

    Southeast

  • City

    Tampa

  • State

    Florida

  • Posted by

    David Tebera

Notes:

This plant was growing in a rain gutter. It stands about 2-2.5 feet tall. There was one “fruit” on the plant which looked like a bell pepper except the size of a marble. It has reddish flowers with a yellow center. The leaves are three lobed which have red veins and green leaves I believe turning reddish. Possibly turning for the fall (that is unknown)? The edges of the leaves and stems have little “hairs”. The main trunk is whitish and smooth but very gnarly.

Comments

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    You’re welcome David! Your excellent photos helped to narrow down quickly :)!

    August 25th, 2017 at 2:05pm

  • David Tebera Registered says:

    Wow Laura. Impressive knowledge. That is it. Thank you.

    August 24th, 2017 at 4:42pm

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Looks like bellyache bush (Jatropha gossypiifolia). Check out the link below for more information. Best wishes! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jatropha_gossypiifolia

    August 24th, 2017 at 2:00am

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