Summer Poinsettia (Euphorbia heterophylla) in the Euphorbias Database

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Botanical names:
Euphorbia heterophylla Accepted
Poinsettia heterophylla Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Plant Height: To 3'
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Other: In the genus Euphorbia, the flowers are reduced in size and aggregated into a cluster of flowers called a cyathium (plural cyathia). This feature is present in every species of the genus Euphorbia but nowhere else in the plant kingdom.
Dynamic Accumulator: B (Boron)
Toxicity: Other: All members of the genus Euphorbia produce a milky sap called latex that is toxic and can range from a mild irritant to very poisonous.


Discussion Threads about this plant
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Help with ID pleease by roxxanne Sep 21, 2020 3:38 PM 6
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