Weeds of Wednesday: Fiddler’s Spurge

Fiddler's spurge (Euphorbia heterophylla) is an annual weed (or wildlflower) that is native to the southeastern United States as well as tropical and subtropical America. Mexican fireplant, wild poinsettia, Japanese poinsettia, hypocrite poinsettia, and desert poinsettia are other common names.…

Weeds of Wednesday: Paintedleaf

Paintedleaf, fire-on-the-mountain, painted spurge, and wild poinsettia are among the common named given to the native, but weedy, spurge now ascribed the botanical name Euphorbia cyanthophora. Spurges belong to the family Euphorbiaceae, a very large and diverse plant family with…