Euphorbia (Euphorbia characias) in the Euphorbias Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
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.
Dynamic Accumulator: B (Boron)
Toxicity: 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.


The ATP Top 50 Xeriscapic PlantsThe ATP Top 50 Xeriscapic Plants
July 19, 2014

Does xeriscapic mean boring and dry looking? Absolutely not! You'll never believe what beautiful blooms are available for the non-irrigated landscape. Come in and see.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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UC Berkeley area ID please 4 by NCRAS Sep 15, 2019 1:10 AM 3
Identify this plant.. please. by cherriec Jul 11, 2019 10:05 AM 6
What is this plant growing off the sidewalk in Seattle? by cacophony4ever Jun 7, 2019 11:28 AM 2
Help me find name of this plant by Sreejitnair123 May 21, 2019 3:04 PM 1
Propagating euphorbia characias by Shekay Sep 20, 2018 11:11 PM 1
Euphorbia by RuuddeBlock May 31, 2018 9:05 PM 2
What plant is this? (Plant identification) by Kiarasp May 11, 2018 11:33 PM 9
Add species name? by plantladylin Nov 29, 2017 2:37 PM 2
Need help identifying! by Flynnonymous Nov 28, 2017 11:57 PM 5
Mystery plant by christinereid54 Nov 13, 2017 8:13 AM 7

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