|Copyright: Rufino Osorio (Rufino) (8)|
|Date Taken: 2007-08-04|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2008-09-20 16:07|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Euphorbia cyathophora (synonym: Poinsettia cyathophora) is an attractive and common annual wildflower found throughout the warmer parts of the eastern United States, as well as parts of the western and southwestern United States. It also occurs as a native plant in the West Indies, Mexico, Central America, and South America. Its range has been much expanded by both accidental introduction and intentional cultivation and it now occurs in such far flung regions as Africa, Asia, and Hawaii.|
It is related to the commonly cultivated Christmas poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima) and, like that species, its inflorescences are subtended by leafy bracts (modified leaves) that assume a brilliant red color. The true flowers are green and rather insignificant. It is very easily grown from seeds in a warm, sunny spot with well-drained soil. It is useful for attracting wildlife to the garden since it bears abundant nectar and pollen for insect visitors and its oily seeds are relished by seed-eating birds. Common names include wild-poinsettia, painted leaf, and fire-on-the-mountain.
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