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Today's bloom is Bellyache Bush (Jatropha gossypifolia)

Bloom of the Day for May 17th, 2013:

Type of plant: Shrubs

Bloom color: Scarlet (dark red)

Bloom time of year: Mid Spring, Late Spring/Early Summer

Sun requirements: Full Sun, Sun to Partial Shade, Light Shade

Cold hardiness: Zone 8a to Zone 11

Height: 4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing: 6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

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Kell wrote:
This is an interesting flower. I love the red leaves too. Great photo.

GardenGuyKin wrote:
Wonderful photo...Reminds me of bonnets

petralittledog wrote:
Hadn't thought of bonnets, but it does look like them. It actually is a very invasive weed and poisonous, its still pretty!!!!