Wednesday, September 26, 2018

September 26, 2018

Location: Hobe Sound Nature Center

This is Poinsettia cyathophora,
Aka Fire-on-the-mountain or Paintedleaf
It's in the genus Euphorbia,
Named for Euphorbus, a physician from Greece.

Euphorbus discovered that many of the plants
In this genus have medicinal value.
Including a succulent plant from the Atlas mountains,
Which could make you take a really good poo.


Photo and text © 2018 Dee Fairbanks Simpson

No comments: