PAINTEDLEAF; FIRE-ON-THE-MOUNTAIN (Poinsettia cyathophora)

WHAT FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT IS BLOOMING TODAY?: PAINTEDLEAF; FIRE-ON-THE-MOUNTAIN (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

Learn: www.fnps.org/plants/plant/poinsettia-cyathophora

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.

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