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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
Sep 3, 2014 8:42 PM CST
Growing wild. Photos taken today. Full sun, dry as toast sand.

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Name: Lori
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growitall
Sep 3, 2014 9:00 PM CST
Euphorbia sp., maybe E. heterophyllum but not sure.

Edit: Sorry, should be heterophylla.
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jmorth
Sep 3, 2014 9:11 PM CST
Wild Poinsettia?
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Name: Tara
NE, Florida (Zone 9a)
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terrafirma
Sep 4, 2014 6:17 AM CST
I agree with Euphorbia...
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Sep 4, 2014 6:37 AM CST
Summer Poinsettia (Euphorbia heterophylla)

Wild Poinsettia (Euphorbia cyathophora)
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Name: Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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growitall
Sep 4, 2014 9:44 AM CST
Looking through the USDA Plants listing of Euphorbia in Florida, and looking more closely, I'd still guess Euphorbia heterophylla.
Is #5 a different plant than photos 1-4? Or a different part of the same plant?

Here's some info about Euphorbia cyathophora (which usually has some coloured or white leaves underneath the flowers) and also about Euphorbia heterophylla, incuding a photo comparing the two:
http://keyserver.lucidcentral.org/weeds/data/03030800-0b07-4...

Anyway, regardless, Euphorbia heterophylla has variable leaf shape, and it would still be my guess even if these are 2 different plants... might be wrong, as I'm not familiar with these plants.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Sep 4, 2014 10:18 AM CST
Both are found in Florida and although this site lists the genus as Poinsettia, it of course is Euphorbia:

E. heterophylla: http://florida.plantatlas.usf.edu/Plant.aspx?id=908

E. cyathophora: http://florida.plantatlas.usf.edu/Plant.aspx?id=616

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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Sep 4, 2014 12:19 PM CST
growitall said:Euphorbia sp., maybe E. heterophyllum but not sure.



This is it! I knew it wasn't the Wild Poinsettia as I've seen that all my life. The leaves reminded me of milkweed & the blooms reminded me of the Wild Poinsettia.

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