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Bullnettle

Cnidoscolus texanus

Notes:

Avoid this plant at all costs.



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7 Comments

EppieBillena
EppieBillena 3 years ago

Thanks for the warning hopefully there are no plants like that in the Pacific Northwest but I will keep in mind while hiking now.

MitchRay
MitchRay 3 years ago

The whole dang thing is best avoided. I've never specifically touched the flower. All of the parts that look like they have spines hurt though.

Carolina
Carolina 3 years ago

Haha Lori you said probrecito, that's really cute!

EppieBillena
EppieBillena 3 years ago

Mr. MitchRay is it the flower to avoid or the leaves because just looking at the plant it looks like a house plant. But I guest looks could be deceiving in this case right. but scorpion are not bad remove the sting fry them and they are good for snacking.

lori.tas
lori.tas 3 years ago

Pobrecito! I remember getting impaled by all sorts of cacti as a kid. Desert environments are more than just a little bit prickly.

MitchRay
MitchRay 3 years ago

Probably a good idea. I discovered Bullnettle and scorpions in Texas on the same day. I have since been quite wary of both

lori.tas
lori.tas 3 years ago

Speaking from experience Mitch? I added the wikipedia link so that people could read why you were warning them off (not that its appearance doesn't scream "don't touch me").

Austin, Texas, USA

Lat: 30.27, Long: -97.74

Spotted on Apr 27, 2011
Submitted on Apr 27, 2011

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