Euphorbia cyathophora Murray

Painted Leaf

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STATS

Native
CC = 4
CW = 3
MOC = 57

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Family - Euphorbiaceae

Stems - No info. yet.

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Leaves - No info. yet.

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Inflorescence - No info. yet.

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Flowers - No info. yet.

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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:

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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.