These bright red flowers attract butterflies. They drink nectar from them, so we call Jatropha trees butterfly nectar plants.
Bright Red Jatropha Flowers
Male Monarch Butterfly:
male Monarch Butterfly nectars on a red Jatropha tree flower
Zebra Heliconian Butterfly:
Zebra Heliconian, aka Zebra Longing Butterfly sips nectar from a bright red Jatropha flower
Jatropha Tree leaves are trilobed.
Jatropha seed pods:
trilobed Jatropha leaf
Jatropha seed pods
Zebra Heliconian butterfly on Jatropha
Bright Red Jatropha Flowers
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