(Iresine diffusa)

Bloodleaf or Jubas Bush is tall and erect. The edges of the wavy leaves are tinged with red and eventually turn completely red. The flowers bloom and make a feathery appearance. Juba is the name of a dance of slaves from Africa. Native Americans used this plant as a remedy for coughs. Bloodleaf is grazed by livestock.

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