Definition of Mexican fire plant

1. Noun. Poinsettia of United States and eastern Mexico; often confused with Euphorbia heterophylla.

Exact synonyms: Euphorbia Cyathophora, Fire-on-the-mountain, Painted Leaf
Group relationships: Euphorbia, Genus Euphorbia
Generic synonyms: Spurge



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mexican Fire Plant

Mexican
Mexican-American
Mexican Revolution
Mexican Sign Language
Mexican Spanish
Mexican War
Mexican beaded lizard
Mexican bean beetle
Mexican black cherry
Mexican breakfast
Mexican breakfasts
Mexican capital
Mexican cypress
Mexican duck
Mexican ducks
Mexican fire plant (current term)
Mexican flameleaf
Mexican freetail bat
Mexican green
Mexican hairless
Mexican hairlesses
Mexican hand tree
Mexican hat
Mexican hat cell
Mexican hat corpuscle
Mexican husk tomato
Mexican hyssop
Mexican jumping bean
Mexican jumping beans
Mexican juniper

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). ..."

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