Poinsettia heterophylla

fiddler's spurge, Mexican fireplant



Use this link to get more info about this plant from the USF Institute for Systematic Botany

Plant Specifics

Form: flower
Life Span: annual
Size: Height: 2-2.5 ft    Width: 1 ft
Flower Color: flower color   flower color      yellow,green
Noted for: Showy flowers, interesting foliage


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.
Availability: Seed
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand


Native Habitats: Ruderal, disturbed hammocks.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:

Other Comments:

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