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Euphorbia cyathophora ~ Fire on the Mountain, Painted Leaf

Euphorbia cyathophora, commonly called Fire on the Mountain or Painted Leaf, is an annual in the Spurge family. Euphorbia cyathophora will freely reseed in a garden that is kept on the dry side. Scatter some seeds and step back, this is an excellent plant for the laissez faire wildflower garden. Fire on the Mountain will grow in full sun to light shade in areas that don't get too much traffic. Euphorbia cyathophora is a great choice for filling gaps between all of the other plants with these tropical Poinsettia relatives. The flowers are yellow and small, it is the splash of orange leaves that puts on the show. The sap of plants in the Spurge family is often a skin irritant.

Euphorbia cyathaphora, Fire on the Mountain, Painted Leaf

Small yellow green flower and a brilliant dash of orange on the upper leaves Euphorbia cyathaphora - Fire on the Mountain, Painted Leaf. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Plants from the Euphorbia Genus featured on this site:
Euphorbia amygdaloides robbiae * Wood Spurge
Euphorbia Ascot Rainbow * Martin's Spurge
Euphorbia Blackbird * Blackbird Spurge
Euphorbia characias wulfenii * Mediterrenean Spurge
Euphorbia cotinifolia * Caribbean Copper Plant
Euphorbia cyathophora * Fire on the Mountain, Painted Leaf
Euphorbia leucodendron * Cat Tails Euphorbia
Euphorbia mammillaris variegata * Variegated Indian Corn Cob
Euphorbia milii * Crown of Thorns
Euphorbia myrsinites * Myrtle Spurge
Euphorbia Royal Velvet * Royal Velvet Spurge
Euphorbia Tasmanian Tiger * Tasmanian Tiger Variegated Spurge
Euphorbia tirucalli Sticks on Fire * Red Pencil Tree
Euphorbia xanti * Baja Spurge