Euphorbia cyathophora Murray

Painted Leaf

Euphorbia cyathophora plant

Family - Euphorbiaceae

Stems - No info. yet.

Euphorbia cyathophora stem

Leaves - No info. yet.

Euphorbia cyathophora leaves

Inflorescence - No info. yet.

Euphorbia cyathophora inflorescence

Flowers - No info. yet.

Euphorbia cyathophora flowersFlowers close-up.

Flowering - July - October.

Habitat - Alluvial soil, open rocky woods, gravel bars, glades, railroads.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This striking species can be found throughout much of Missouri but is apparently absent from much of the north-central portion of the state. The plant frequently gets yellow to red splotches at the base of the upper leaf blades:

Euphorbia cyathophora inflorescence

Steyermark listed this plant as E. heterophylla L., but that species is tropical and does not occur in our area.

Photographs taken off Hwy 60, Polk County, Fl., 2-13-03, and in Ellington, MO., 7-7-03.


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