Cnidoscolus stimulosus

Tread-Softly; finger-rot


wildlife plant

Use this link to get more info about this plant from the USF Institute for Systematic Botany

Plant Specifics

Form: flower
Life Span: annual
Size: Height: 1 (3) ft    Width: .5-1 ft
Flower Color: flower color      white
Noted for: Showy flowers, thorns


Recommended Uses: Wildflower garden.
Considerations: While this little plant has interesting foliage and white flowers, it also has stinging hairs. Weeding around this species, transplanting it, or walking on it would be unpleasant.
Propagation: Seed
Availability: Seed
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Moderately salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand


wildlife plant  
attracts butterflies and other pollinators.
Native Habitats: Disturbed dry areas, scrub and scrubby flatwoods, sandhill.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:

Other Comments:

Perhaps best left to wildflower enthusiasts out to prove that they gan grow it!