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Euphorbia cyathophora

Paintedleaf (Euphorbia cyathophora) is a weed native to the United States and South America. It is considered a Florida native. It has naturalized across the planet and is considered invasive when growing outside of its native range. Known for its showy winter appearance, this plant is nicknamed wild poinsettia or fire-on-the-mountain. Similar to other poinsettias, its milky sap is considered toxic and can irritate skin and eye membranes.

  • Scientific Name: Euphorbia cyathophora
  • Common Name: Paintedleaf; Wild poinsettia; Fire-On-The-Mountain
  • Seasonality: Year-round
  • Soil Type: Dry
  • Toxicity: Toxic
  • Plant Growth: Annual

Photos of Euphorbia cyathophora