Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2862

Forb
Annual/Perennial
Monoecious

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

DOES THE PLANT HAVE "MILKY SAP"?
Has milky sap (latex)

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

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

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

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

 

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


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image of Euphorbia cyathophora, Wild Poinsettia, Painted Leaf, Fire-on-the-mountain

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_e_cyathophora_4

September        

Flowers have no petals or sepals. Upper lvs reddish (or white) at the base, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.