English: bellyache bush, cotton-leaved physic nut
Description: Shrub to about 1.5 m tall; leaves membranous,
3-5-lobed, purplish, stick with capitate glandular hairs, slightly
serrate, on petioles about 6-9 cm long, blades about 10 cm long and
wide or somewhat larger, ciliate; panicle axes purple, 10-15 cm
long, sticky-hairy; flowers dark red, just ovary 1 cm broad, petals
free; disc lobed; fruit oblong, 2-3-lobed, brown when ripe, about
1.3 cm long.
Forms thickets. Adapted to a variety of habitats. Often cultivated
as an ornamental. Seeds are toxic to humans.
Propagation: Seeds. The seeds are ejected away from the parent
plant. They can also be transported by water.