Asked on Jul 26, 2013

What Kind of Plant?

Audrea ClemenceLeona GRex W


Mystery volunteer...does anyone out there recognize this "poinsettia" looking plant with orange berries?
12 answers
  • Mary
    on Jul 26, 2013

    OMG that was sooo quick Donna. Thank you much for your answer!!!

  • Robbie Frazier
    on Jul 27, 2013

    it is a summer poinsettia. i have them in my yard. They come back every year.

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Jul 27, 2013

    I had one last year and have about 10 this year, a trend that if it continues will be a problem.

  • Kitchen Kelli
    on Jul 27, 2013

    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!

  • Emaline Spangler
    on Jul 28, 2013

    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.

  • Susie
    on Jul 28, 2013

    these are the wild version that horticulturist hybridized over the decades to create the Christmas poinsettias we all know

  • Tracey T
    on Jul 28, 2013

    Those are so pretty and I think they would look great in my garden, especially since they reproduce a lot..

  • Lorna
    on Jul 28, 2013

    They. Will spread very quickly if you do keep them contained

  • Rex W
    on Oct 18, 2013

    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........

  • Leona G
    on Mar 5, 2014

    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

  • Audrea Clemence
    on Mar 17, 2014

    Is this plant poisonous?

    • Douglas Hunt
      on Mar 17, 2014

      @Audrea Clemence Most euphorbias, and this is one, are at least a little poisonous, and the sap can be an irritant.

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