Euphorbia corollata L. - Flowering Spurge


 

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Euphorbia corollata - (image 1 of 6)

 

Taxonomy

Family: Euphorbiaceae

Habitat

Common in a variety of dry habitats. Mesic and dry prairie, lake dunes, pastures

Associates

various.

Distribution

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Morphology

Most or all of the cauline leaves alternate. Leaves and bracts mostly linear to oblong or oblanceolate, green. Appendages of cyathia white, conspicuous, giving them a petal-like appearance.

Notes

Flowers early May to mid October

Wetland indicator: Upland

This is one of the most abundant herbaceous plants on the dunes of Lake Michigan. It is in bloom most of the growing season, with the number of blooms increasing as the summer progresses. Cyathia are the cup-like involucres characteristic of the genus Euphorbia.  

Bibliography

Swink, F. and G. Wilhelm. 1994. Plants of the Chicago Region.
Indiana Academy of Science. The Morton Arboretum. Lisle, Illinois.

 


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