Snow on the Mountain (Euphorbia marginata) in the Euphorbias Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8a -12.2 °C (10 °F) to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
Leaves: Good fall color
Variegated
Flowers: Other: In the genus Euphorbia, the flowers are reduced in size and aggregated into a cluster of flowers called a cyathium (plural cyathia). This feature is present in every species of the genus Euphorbia but nowhere else in the plant kingdom.
Flower Color: Bi-Color: Green and white
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Will Naturalize
Suitable as Annual
Dynamic Accumulator: B (Boron)
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Fruit is poisonous
Other: All members of the genus Euphorbia produce a milky sap called latex that is toxic and can range from a mild irritant to very poisonous.
Propagation: Seeds: Suitable for wintersowing
Pollinators: Various insects

This plant obviously liked where it reseeded itself!

What's Blooming in SeptemberWhat's Blooming in September
September 27, 2012

While the heat and drought did a number on our perennials, many are making a comeback, given the rain and cooler weather that September brought. Come on in and see what's blooming and who the winner of our August mystery blossom contest is.

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This plant obviously liked where it reseeded itself!
By Seedsower
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Location: Kerrville, TXDate: August 29, 2003
By dave
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Location: Indiana  Zone 5Date: 2011-08-13
By gardengus
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Location: Molly Hollar Wildscape Arlinton, Texas.Date: Fall 2011This plants is very drought resistant.
By frostweed
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Location: My Cincinnati Ohio gardenDate: August 10, 2012At least 4 feet tall, these Euphorbia marginata look out of place
By kqcrna
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Location: My Cincinnati Ohio gardenDate: August 10, 2012Euphorbia marginata
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By pphanfx
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Location: Kerrville, TXDate: August 29, 2003
By dave
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Location: Molly Hollar Wildscape Arlinton, Texas.Date: Fall 2011This beautiful plant was given no water all summer.
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Reseeds freely every year
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Date: 2013-08-26
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 Photo Courtesy of Select Seeds. Used with permission.
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Location: ColoradoDate: 2006-09-14wildflower
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Photo courtesy of Select Seeds.
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Credit NPS
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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What a beautiful photo! by kqcrna Apr 6, 2012 7:47 AM 2
Medicinal properties of snow on the mountain (Euhorbia marginata)? by lqa6649 Sep 11, 2017 9:43 PM 0
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Ok..I am gonna give it a try by MISSINGROSIE Jun 18, 2016 11:02 AM 107
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