yes it is a poinsettia.
OMG that was sooo quick Donna. Thank you much for your answer!!!
it is a summer poinsettia. i have them in my yard. They come back every year.
I had one last year and have about 10 this year, a trend that if it continues will be a problem.
my uncle and aunt had these - they kept them in planter boxes and they did multiply but in those boxes they look beautiful and full!
summer or Mexican poinsettas, my mother always had some in her flower beds and yes they reseed fast. Bees like them. The seed pods burst open in the summer heat and fling the seed outward.
these are the wild version that horticulturist hybridized over the decades to create the Christmas poinsettias we all know
Those are so pretty and I think they would look great in my garden, especially since they reproduce a lot..
They. Will spread very quickly if you do keep them contained
Poinsettia plants are native to Central America, especially an area of southern Mexico known as 'Taxco del Alarcon' where they flower during the winter.
It derives its common English name from Joel Roberts Poinsett, the first United States Minister to Mexico, who introduced the plant into the United States in 1825
What we call the Poinsettia is native to Mexico and was called Cuetlaxochitl by the Aztecs. Its name signified "Flower that withers",...........
a 'mexican' poinsettia, that is naturalized here in N.E. Florida (Jax) along tree lines, highways and water ways..........a very hardy perennial that's prolific and spreads quite nicely with minimum concern to contain it for regular garden folks......................a simple flower bed in the middle of a lawn or partially shaded, isolated area of the yard..........plants grow sparsely - can be mixed with plants like ornamental peppers this time of the year........
I treat this as a weed in my yard. Douglas Hunt the trend will continue and it will most likely become a problem because they come up everywhere
Is this plant poisonous?
@Audrea Clemence Most euphorbias, and this is one, are at least a little poisonous, and the sap can be an irritant.