Euphorbia corollata

Flowering spurge

Names and Myths

Euphorbia Named for Euphorbus physician of King Juba of Numidia

corollata with corollas – referring to the white lobes of the involucre.

Spurge from Latin purgare to purge

Natural history / Folklore

Milky juice is a dangerous cathartic and emetic.1 Symptoms of spurge poisoning include burning and irritation of the mouth, throat and stomach.19


June – October White flowers are really not petals but bracts surrounding small green flowers. Roadsides, fields and open woods.5

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