Wild Poinsettia

Euphorbia cyathophora

General Information:

The wild poinsettia is a member of the spurge family which are common herbs that produce a milky sap. This annual herb can grow between 1-3 feet tall and produces both fruits and yellow-green flowers from May through November. The wild poinsettia can grow in full sun and moist soils. It is native to Florida and will attract butterflies and honey bees when it’s flowers produce nectar. 

Medicinal Uses:

The wild poinsettia herb can be used for breathing disorders, dengue fever, digestive problems, severe diarrhea and many other conditions. 

Did You Know:

Most members of this family are poisonous and can cause irritations of the eyes and mouth if in contact with the milky sap.