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Here's one to stump you all... (no pun intended)

Posted by digison Arizona (My Page) on
Tue, Jul 8, 14 at 17:06

It came up in the spring with other weeds, but this didn't look like normal weed- more like a tree. It's a new house, so lot has been disturbed, so it may have been a dormant seed. Or, I mulched with forest mulch around here, so it may have come from mulch. Someone on another website suggested some type of euphorbia. One of seedlings I pulled up had a fat root on it.


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RE: Here's one to stump you all... (no pun intended)

Could be some escaped Euphorbia pulcherrima aka Poinsettia! My friend has some naturalized in her yard here in Tucson.

-Ming


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RE: Here's one to stump you all... (no pun intended)

I take it back, she has E. cyathophora, Mexican fire plant, rampant in her yard. Could you take a closer picture of the growth tip, which may show a small inflorescence?

-Ming


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RE: Here's one to stump you all... (no pun intended)

If you pull a leaf off, does it bleed milky sap?


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RE: Here's one to stump you all... (no pun intended)

(If it does, wash your hands well. The unlucky folks sensitive to the latex sap in Euphorbia plants can get a rash from it, on par with poison ivy.)


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RE: Here's one to stump you all... (no pun intended)

Doesn't seem to be any milky sap. Would that rule out a euphorbia?


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