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The range distribution maps for the Painted Leaf are from the Plants Database of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
The Painted Leaf, also called Wild Poinsettia (Poinsettia cyathophora), is a Florida native plant found throughout the state. It is also found throughout much of the United States. It is found in a variety of habitats, including hammocks, pinelands, clearings, and disturbed areas, such as roadsides and forest margins. They bloom year-
The leaves can vary in shape from broad and lobed to narrow and grass-
Butterflies are attracted to the small flowers. This plant also serves as a host plant for the Ello Sphinx Moth.