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Pineland poinsettia, Pineland spurge
Euphorbia pinetorum
Euphorbiaceae


General Landscape Uses:

Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also wildflower and rock gardens.
Availability:
Grown by enthusiasts.
Description:
Medium herbaceous wildflower.
Dimensions:
About 1-3 feet in height. Taller than broad.
Growth Rate:
Fast.
Range:
Endemic to the Monroe County Keys and Miami-Dade County. In the Monroe County Keys, disjunct from Miami-Dade County to the pine rocklands of Big Pine Key.
Habitats:
Pine rocklands.
Soils:
Moist, well-drained 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:
Low; salt wind may burn the leaves.
Drought Tolerance:
High; does not require any supplemental water once established.
Light Requirements:
Full sun.
Flower Color:
Yellow but minute flowers subtended by red blotched leaves.
Flower Characteristics:
Semi-showy.
Flowering Season:
All year.
Fruit:
Green 3-lobed capsule.
Horticultural Notes:
Can be grown from seed.
Comments:
It is listed as endangered by the state of Florida.


 


Keith A. Bradley
Keith A. Bradley
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton