NAME: Cnidoscolus texanus (J. Müller of Aargau) J. K. SmallPLANT FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae
COMMON NAME: bull-nettle
POLLINATION SYNDROME: Entomophilous
SIZE: 80 - 105 µm
FLOWERING DATE: June - September in Texas
NOTES: Cnidoscolus texanus has fragrant, white flowers that are visited by honeybees, beetles, butterflies, and other insects. Pollen grains are large and fragile. Bull-nettle pollen occurs in honey. The fruits of bull-nettle are edible. However, one should be careful when touching bull-nettle because the entire plant is covered with stinging trichomes.