litter [transitive, usually passive, intransitive] to leave things in a place, making it look untidy
be littered with something The floor was littered with papers.
He was arrested for littering.
It seems that the dictionary suggests us to say
The floor is littered with candy wrappers.
He littered the floor with candy wrappers.
My question is that:
We can say "He left/scattered/dropped/threw candy wrappers all over the floor"
But why can't we say "He littered candy wrappers all over the floor"?