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Pineland poinsettia, Pineland spurge
Euphorbia pinetorum
Euphorbiaceae
 

Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Larry and Penny Thompson Park,
Miami-Dade County, Florida
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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.

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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.


Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Larry and Penny Thompson Park,
Miami-Dade County, Florida
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Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Shirley Denton


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