WHAT FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT IS BLOOMING TODAY?: PAINTEDLEAF; FIRE-ON-THE-MOUNTAIN (Euphorbia cyathophora)
synonym: Poinsettia cyathophora
Christmas all year round with this beauty. Butterflies are attracted and Ive even seen a hummingbird visit. Said to be aggressive, this has not been my experience in my natural garden. There are some, but not an overabundance. I guess due to healthy competition from other Florida natives.
UNBELIEVABLE the amount of wildlife this plant supports: http://butterflies.heuristron.net/plants/poinsettia.html
Where does it grow in Florida? http://www.florida.plantatlas.usf.edu/Plant.aspx?id=616
Larval Host: Ello Sphinx Moth Caterpillars; Leafrollers Platynota spp.