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Milberger's Nursery and Landscaping
3920 North Loop 1604 E.
San Antonio, TX 78247

Open 9 to 6 Mon. through Sat.
and 10 to 5 on Sun.

Three exits east of 281, inside of 1604
Next to the Diamond Shamrock station
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Question: I hope you can give me some information on this flower that I call an antique poinsettia. The foliage is very much like a poinsettia but not exact - the red color is on only part of a leaf. Most of the plants are 2 to 3 ft tall. They are growing on the southeast side of the house. They are self seeding. And most of all the grasshoppers do not eat them!! It just appeared in my flower bed and quickly took over. The little seed pod pops open and seeds fly all over. We live in Karnes County in Gillett, Texas. I am sending pictures of these plants for you to look at. They are not a nuisance and I do enjoy them...would just like to know more about them.

Answer: The plant is the native Texas Poinsettia (Euphorbia cyathophora).