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Euphorbia heterophylla

Wild Poinsettia, Painted Leaf, Fire on the Mountain

Native/Alien:

Native

Size in Feet:

3

Light:

Part-sun, Shade

Soil Moisture:

Mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

June - July - August - September - October

Bloom Area:

Statewide (Mountains, Piedmont, Coast)

Notes:

Euphorbia heterophylla, Wild Poinsettia is also known as Fire On The Mountain and has been considered, Euphorbia cyathophora, Euphorbia graminifolia, Euphorbia barbellata and has been placed in the genus Poinsettia.

Plant in Bloom

The blooms are actually small and are above the colorful bracts.

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Plant

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George Walls

Seed pod close up

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George Walls

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

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