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Euphorbia cyathophora Murray
fire on the mountain

General Information
Symbol: EUCY
Group: Dicot
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Duration: Annual
Growth Habit: Forb/herb
Native Status: HI   I
PR   N
L48   N
VI   N
Data Source and Documentation
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green round image for nativity Native blue round image for introduced Introduced ocre round image for introduced and nativity Both white round image for no status Absent/Unreported
image for native, but no county data Native, No County Data image for introduced, but no county data Introduced, No County Data both introduced and native, but no county data Both, No County Data
Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM   


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Symbol Scientific Name
EUHEB Euphorbia heterophylla L. var. barbellata (Engelm.) Holz.
EUHEC Euphorbia heterophylla L. var. cyathophora (Murray) Griseb.
POGR25 Poinsettia graminifolia (Michx.) Millsp.
EUHA10 Euphorbia havanensis Willd. ex Boiss.
POCYG Poinsettia cyathophora (Murray) Klotzsch & Garcke var. graminifolia (Michx.) Mohlenbr.
POHA9 Poinsettia havanensis (Willd. ex Boiss.) Small
EUBA12 Euphorbia barbellata Engelm.
POCY5 Poinsettia cyathophora (Murray) Klotzsch & Garcke
EUGR18 Euphorbia graminifolia Michx.
POBA12 Poinsettia barbellata (Engelm.) Small
EUHEG Euphorbia heterophylla L. var. graminifolia (Michx.) Engelm.


Click on a scientific name below to expand it in the PLANTS Classification Report.
Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Rosidae
Order Euphorbiales
Family Euphorbiaceae – Spurge family
Genus Euphorbia L. – spurge
Species Euphorbia cyathophora Murray – fire on the mountain

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

U.S. Weed Information
Euphorbia cyathophora
This plant can be weedy or invasive according to the authoritative sources noted below.This plant may be known by one or more common names in different places, and some are listed above. Click on an acronym to view each weed list, or click here for a composite list of Weeds of the U.S.
SWSS Southern Weed Science Society. 1998. Weeds of the United States and Canada. CD-ROM. Southern Weed Science Society. Champaign, Illinois.

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

Top Level Regions
Arid West UPL
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain FACU
Caribbean FACU
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont UPL
Great Plains UPL
Hawaii FACU
Midwest FACU
Northcentral & Northeast FACU
Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast UPL



Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds


Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

Description of Values

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