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Euphorbia

/Eu·phor·bia/ (u-for´be-ah) a large genus of trees, shrubs, and herbs of the family Euphorbiaceae, whose sap is emetic and cathartic and in some species poisonous.

Euphorbia

a genus of the plant family Euphorbiaceae; contains diterpenes which cause enteritis and diarrhea. Some species are suspected of containing cyanogenic glycosides. Toxic species include E. boophthona (Gascoyne spurge), E. characias, E. drummondii (mat spurge, caustic creeper), E. helioscopia (sun spurge), E. hydnorae, E. mauritanica, E. melanostica (yellow milk bush), E. phymatoclada, E. ingens (candelabra tree), E. lathyrus (caper spurge), E. marginata (snow-on-the-mountain), E. milii (crown-of-thorns), E. peplus (petty spurge), E. prostrata, E. pulcherrima (poinsettia), E. tirucalli.
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Euphorbia myrsinites have smaller leaves that grow in neat spirals and a silver grey colour that will contrast in a flower border.
The best of them are essentially purple-leaved, cultivars such as euphorbia amygdaloides purpurea whose foliage, especially after a cold snap is the colour of beetroot.
Se investigo el papel de los arbutos autosembrados Vitex agnus castus y Euphorbia characias ssp.
Euphorbia millii ``Crown of Thorns,'' which shows off reddish bracts -- modified leaves that look like flowers -- throughout the year, is available both as a compact, cushiony dwarf and as an upright, branching thorn bush that eventually reaches a height of nearly five feet.
The Euphorbia pulcherrima, its botanical name, is native to Mexico, named after the American Minister to Mexico, Joel Roberts Poinsett, who found the plant growing along a Mexican roadside in the 1820s.
PLANT OF THE WEEK: Euphorbia griffithii FireglowIF you think your garden's too wet or too cold for euphorbias, look no further than Euphorbia griffithii Fireglow.
The names of the new crops--cuphea, milkweed, and Euphorbia lagascae--aren't 20th century household words, but these wild plants may have a future as industrial crops in the next millennium.
The Euphorbia lathyris, or gopher plant, produces an oil-based latex as well as fermentable sugars and cellulose.
Euphorbia will flourish in the most inhospitable of environments and hypericum asks for nothing but gives back tonnes of happy yellow flowers to reward your neglect.
Euphorbia palustris is probably my favourite spurge and at the moment it lights up our brick garden like a set of beacons.
The research has shown that Albert Anderson Fell, of Edwards Road, was only 15 when he lost his life after the ship on which he was a steward, SS Euphorbia, was torpedoed in the English Channel on December 1, 1917.