Wild Poinsettia (Euphorbia cyathophora)
Description: 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 1-2 small glands or nectaries. Fire-on-the-mountain is a member of the spurge family (family Euphorbiaceae). Spurges are common herbs, with milky sap; in the tropics also include shrubs or trees. There are about 290 genera and 7,500 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.
Synonym(s): Euphorbia barbellata, Euphorbia graminifolia, Euphorbia havanensis, Euphorbia heterophylla var. barbellata, Euphorbia heterophylla var. cyathophora, Euphorbia heterophylla var. graminifolia, Poinsettia barbellata, Poinsettia cyathophora, Poinsettia cyathophora var. graminifolia, Poinsettia graminifolia, Poinsettia havanensis, Poinsettia, Fire on the Mountain
USDA Symbol: EUCY
Size Class: 1-3 ft.
Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
Water Use: Medium
Light Requirements: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist