Poinsettia cyathophora (Murray) Bartling
Family - Euphorbiaceae
Stems - No info. yet.
Leaves - No info. yet.
Inflorescence - No info. yet.
Flowers - No info. yet.
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:
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.