Central Mexico, Arizona, Texas; US
Minimum - Medium
Poinsettia radians, Klotzsch & Garcke, 1859.
(Euphorbia stormiae Croizat = Euphorbia radians
This member of the
Euphorbiaceae family was
given this name by George Bentham in 1839. It is found in northern
and central Mexico, Arizona and Texas, growing in a well
drained soil with little to some water and lots of sun. The caudex
can grow to three centimetres, the plant up to fifteen centimetres.
The flowers are white.
The genera name; Euphorbia
dates back to the first century BC, where King Juba II of
Mauritania used it in a reference to his doctor, Euphorbos, and that
name was kept as a generic name by Carl von Linnaeus. The species
name from Latin radiante; 'like the spoken of the wheel' for the