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Flowering Spurge

Botanical Name:

Euphorbia spp.

Common Name(s):

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Flowering Spurge
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Flowering Spurge

Categories:
Perennials, poison plants wildflowers

Comment:
All parts of this plant are poisonous if eaten or by touching the milky sap. Symptoms include nausea and or vomiting if ingested and redness, or blisters after a short delay when touched. Causes low toxicity if eaten and the skin irritation is minor, only lasting a few minutes.

Height:
½ to 3 feet

Flowering Period:
Early Summer to early Fall

Flower Color:
White

Usage:
Meadows, grasslands, garden beds

Hardiness:
USDA hardiness zone 4-8

Propagation:
Best grown by seeds

Exposure:
Full sun

Soil:
Mesic to dry soil. Will tolerate loam, clay, or sandy soil.

Regions:
Mountains, Piedmont Coastal Plain

Origins:
United States, North Carolina

Pollinator(s) attracted:
Wasps, Bees

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