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Flowering Spurge

Euphorbia corollata


Native, perennial flowering plant from the Euphorbiaceae family. Around 2 feet tall, blue/green leaves in a whorled arrangement at the base of smooth stems. Stems exude sticky/milky sap. Tiny white flower clusters. Note: From what I have read, each "flower" is actually composed of appendages that LOOK like petals which surround a central cyathium. This cyathium is what actually contains the flowers! I wish I could have gotten better shots! I need to buy a lighting setup for dreary days like this one!


Dirt roadside surrounded by thick mixed hardwood forest.

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Lat: 34.58, Long: -84.69

Spotted on Jul 15, 2017
Submitted on Jul 18, 2017

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