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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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Watching the first heads of euphorbia palustris changing to luminescent lime green always fires my imagination with some of the endless possibilities for combining it with other plants.
Euphorbia tirucalli L se conoce con diferentes nombres comunes (en ingles: Indian tree spurge, naked lady, pencil tree, sticks on fire, milk bush; en filipino: bali bali; en frances: tirucalli, euphorbe effile, garde maison, arbre de Saint Sebastien; en hindu: sehund, thuhar, konpalsehnd; en somali: dana; en espanol: palito, antena, esqueleto, alfabeto chino, arbol de los dedos; en portugues: aveloz, etc.
A major advantage of a valerian, statice and euphorbia planting is its drought tolerance; your concern with watering this combination of plants, once they mature, will disappear.
PLANT OF THE WEEK - Euphorbia These are brilliant plants for year-round interest and incorporate some succulents and the Christmas poinsettia.
Spininess is often associated with other xeromorphic adaptations such as succulence, also common among other plants of this scrubland, among them many species of Euphorbia and the family Asclepiadaceae.
And if the honesty heads are left intact they will stay all through the winter, accompanying the hummocks of euphorbia, which often put on a fairly respectable show through till spring.
Some euphorbias are versions of native wild plants.
Euphorbias have surprised me by displaying their colourful bracts for months on end.
And it really is the beauty queen of the mostly succulent family of euphorbias.
EUPHORBIAS are wildly fashionable plants at the moment, but many of them are fussy about damp conditions and heavy soils.