Wildflower Identification Website
Search for wildflowers by location, color, shape and time
Click here for Instructions
Mexican fireplant
Euphorbia heterophylla
Euphorbia heterophylla
Mexican fireplant Spurge Family
Euphorbia heterophylla Euphorbiaceae
common names
  Mexican fireplant
  painted euphorbia
accepted scientific name
  Euphorbia heterophylla L.
rules for finding collection records
  Euphorbia heterophylla (118)
  Poinsettia heterophylla (1)
family name
  • Euphorbiaceae
Image Author: © Liz Makings, downloaded from SEINet
Image License: Author's permission
Image Source
Category: Wildflowers
Petal colors: color
Leaf: Alternate, Simple
Plant Observed All Year
Native to America. Naturalized in Hawaii.

How Likely at this Location (24%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (27%)
where plant found
mag select
grid lines base


Accepted Scientific Name

Euphorbia heterophylla   L.   (TSN: 28079, Index: 731)

Scientific Names used to access collection records

To remove a rule, make the line blank.
To enter two rules in a box put a comma between them.

Common Names

To remove a name, make the line blank. To add multiple names on one line put a comma between them. Do not capitalize the words in common names unless they are a person or place. (Bad: Pink Rose) (Good: Pink's rose)

Family Names