Definition of Mexican fire plant
1. Noun. Poinsettia of United States and eastern Mexico; often confused with Euphorbia heterophylla.
Group relationships: Euphorbia, Genus Euphorbia
Generic synonyms: Spurge
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Literary usage of Mexican fire plant
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1. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (1903)
"A closely allied species is known as the Mexican fire plant or Fire-on-the-Mountain (Euphorbia heterophylla). It is an annual plant 2 or 3 feet high, ..."
2. Our Garden Flowers: A Popular Study of Their Native Lands, Their Life by Harriet Louise Keeler (1910)
"... hedges or to emphasize a garden path; it passes with the summer but makes its exit in a blaze of glory. The name Mexican fire plant, which was first ..."
3. The Joy of Gardens by Lena May McCauley (1911)
"... Mack-eyed Susans Canterbury bells canary-bird vine Mexican fire plant hen and chickens mow on the mountain ..."
4. King's American Dispensatory by John King, Harvey Wickes Felter, John Uri Lloyd (1905)
"... of a bright vermilion color, is familiar to flower lovers as "fire on the mountain, painter I leaf, Mexican fire plant, or poinsetta" (E. heterophylla). ..."