Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2862

Forb
Annual/Perennial
Monoecious
Has milky sap (latex)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia? the original range obscure
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon north of FL

Look for it in disturbed habitats, dunes, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Summer
Bracteal leaves red or green at base
Unisexual
Cyathium with 1 two-lipped gland, without petaloid appendages

FRUIT:
Summer
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Malpighiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Euphorbia cyathophora   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Euphorbia cyathophora   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

GREATER THAN (MISAPPLIED) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 107-11-002?:
Euphorbia heterophylla var. heterophylla   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Poinsettia cyathophora

GREATER THAN (MISAPPLIED) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Poinsettia heterophylla

 

COMMON NAME:
Painted Leaf, Fire-on-the-mountain