Jatropha gossypifolia (Bellyache tree): Flowers are not showy but the purple-mahogany-green colored leaves, makes this a beautiful tropical foliage plant for zones 9-11. Jatropha gossypifolia does not like frost, so if plant is killed by freezing temperatures the seed will survive and sprout when weather warms.
Image taken on April 16, 2001


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