Euphorbia cyparissias

Cypress spurge

Names and Myths

Euphorbia Named for Euphorbus physician of King Juba of Numidia

cyparissias name used by Pliny for some related plant.

Spurge from Latin purgare to purge

Natural history / Folklore

Introduced from Europe now common along roadsides.


Leaves thin and numerous, yellow flowers, milky sap.
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