Painted Leaf Poinsettia is an erect herb which is a close cousin of the popular garden plant Poinsettia. It has green stems and grows up to 1 m. Synonym, Full Citation, Basionym, Type. Cyathophora picta, Cyathophora picta Rafinesque, Fl. Tellur. 4: (“”). TYPE: FLORIDA: Euphorbia. Description: This plant is a summer annual about 1–2¾’ tall, ½–2′ across, and more or less flat-topped. It is more branched and wider above than below; the.

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Wild Poinsettia (Euphorbia cyathophora)

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The dwarf poinsettia has green stems and alternate lobed leaves, the uppermost with irregular red blotches near the base. The terminal flowers are yellowish with small glands or nectaries.


Fire-on-the-mountain is a member of the spurge family family Euphorbiaceae.

Spurges are commonly herbs, with milky sap; in the tropics also includes shrubs or trees. There are about genera and 7, species, mostly of warm or hot regions.

Among the valuable products of the family are rubber, castor and tung oils, and tapioca. Most members of the family are poisonous, and their milky sap will irritate the membranes of the eyes and mouth. From the Image Gallery The upper or bracteal leaves usually red toward the base. Flowers mm Fruit: Bloom Information Bloom Color: YellowGreen Bloom Time: Growing Conditions Water Use: A good filler plant but can be invasive.

Plants Profile for Euphorbia cyathophora (fire on the mountain)

National Wetland Indicator Status Region: The National Wetland Plant List: Click here for map of regions. From the National Organizations Directory According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations: Bibliography Bibref duphorbia Gardening with Prairie Plants: Wildflowers Howard, D. Search More Titles in Bibliography.


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