Sunday, August 18, 2013

Mexican fireweed/Lesser green poinsettia (Euphorbia heterophylla)

An introduced very common weed widely distributed throughout the island along roadsides and waste places. It is a native plant of tropical America.  

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  1. Comment added by Pradeep Suranga in 'වනස්‌පති' facebook group on this post revealed the Sinhalese names used for it by our folks in some areas - "වල් රබර්. සමහර පැතිවල කැපුම්කිරිය කියලත් කියනවා.....ගෙඩියේ හැඩය හේතුවෙන්න ඇති ඒ නම වැටෙන්න.".