Cnidoscolus aconitifolius, Spinach Tree, Tread Softly, Cabbage Star, Chaya

Cnidoscolus aconitifolius

Spinach Tree, Tread Softly, Cabbage Star, Chaya
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Origin: Central America, Mexico
Large shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterOrnamental foliageWhite, off-white flowersEdible plantEthnomedical plant.
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The leaves must be cooked and eaten, however, as the raw leaves are toxic.

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