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Paintedleaf, Fire-on-the-mountain
Euphorbia cyathophora
Euphorbiaceae


General Landscape Uses:

Not recommended for general landscape use. It can be incorporated into habitat restorations but it can be very aggressive, recruiting readily from seed and growing very quickly.
Availability:
Occasionally grown by enthusiasts.
Description:
Medium herbaceous wildflower.
Dimensions:
1-2 feet in height; generally taller than broad.
Growth Rate:
Fast.
Range:
Widespread in North America, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America; a naturalized weed in Hawaii and elsewhere.
Habitats:
Coastal and disturbed uplands.
Soils:
Moist to dry, well-drained sandy or limestone soils, without humus.
Nutritional Requirements:
Low; it grows in nutrient poor soils.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Low; does not tolerate long-term flooding by salt or brackish water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
Secondary line; tolerates significant salt wind without injury, but usually is somewhat protected.
Drought Tolerance:
High; does not require any supplemental water once established.
Light Requirements:
Full sun.
Flower Color:
the flowers are green, subtended by large reddish leafy bracts.
Flower Characteristics:
Semi-showy.
Flowering Season:
All year.
Fruit:
Insignificant capsule.


 


Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton