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Flowering Spurge

Euphorbia corollata L.

Euphorbiaceae (Spurge Family)

▲▼ mature, flowering plants

▲▼ mature, flowering plants

▲▼ flowers

▲▼ flowers

Flowering Spurge:

Midwest-native, upright-growing, unbranched (until flowering) summer annual, 2-4 feet tall

Tolerant of many soil types, common in pastures, roadsides, non-crop areas, sometimes in cultivated crops

Oval leaves are hairless and medium to bright green, hairless

Produces flattened clusters of small (1/4 inch diameter) white flowers

Plant may be toxic if ingested in quantity by livestock

Milky sap may irritate skin for sensitive humans

 

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