Euphorbia heterophylla

Euphorbia heterophylla

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(Mole Plant, Wild Poinsettia, Milkweed)

FAMILY

Euphorbiaceae

Species

Euphorbia heterophylla

Common name(s)

Mole Plant, Wild Poinsettia, Milkweed

Flower colour; life form

Flowers greenish. Erect plant often to over 1 m tall

Distinguishing features

Latex present from all parts. Leaves variable in shape from linear to fiddle-shaped, even in the same plant, upper leaves may have some small red blotches present. Inflorescence a cyathium.

Euphorbia heterophylla