cliff spurge Euphorbiaceae Euphorbia misera Benth. Listen to the Latin symbol: EUMI4 Other Fact Sheets
Leaf: Alternate, simple, drought deciduous, broadly ovate to nearly round, light green and pubescent above and below.
Flower: Distinctive, with a broad yellow center nectar disc, petals red to white with yellow or white fringed edges; borne at the branch tips.
Fruit: A 3-parted round capsule containing round gray-brown seeds.
Twig: Gray-brown, semi-succulent and very flexible; producing milky sap when broken.
Bark: Red-brown to gray-brown; developing shallow fissures.
Form: A low multi-stem shrub to 3 feet.
leaf flower fruit twig bark form1 map
Additional Range Information:
Euphorbia misera is native to North America.
Range may be expanded by planting.
See states reporting cliff spurge.
External Links:
USDA Plants Database
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