Euphorbia heterophylla

Fiddler's Spurge, Mexican Fireplant

Euphorbiaceae

Also known as Poinsettia heterophylla

Plant Specifics

Form:Flower
Life Span:Annual
Flower Color:Yellow,green
Fruit Color:NA
Phenology:
Noted for:Showy flowers, Interesting foliage

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:Back of a wildflower garden in a casual setting. Grown en-masse, this plant can be used as a temporary groundcover.
Considerations:Reseeds overly enthusiastically and may become weedy as the year progresses.
Propagation:
Availability:Seed
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Short very dry periods)
Moisture Tolerance: Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Short very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil or other substrate:Sand
Soil pH:

Ecology

Wildlife:
Insects:
Native Habitats:Ruderal, disturbed hammocks.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 8A 8B 9A 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Comments

General Comments:The author treats this as a friendly weed. Pull them if where there is something more desirable.