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Euphorbia cyparissias

Cypress Spurge

Scientific Name:

Euphorbia cyparissias

Common Name:

Cypress Spurge

Plant Family

Euphorbiaceae (Spurge Family)

Native/Alien:

Alien

Type:

Perennial

Plants

I have often noticed this plant growing in large colonies - but I was always in the car, driving, and never could get a close look at it. I saw these in a parking lot and was able to take photos.

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Tarwheels Skating Rink parking lot, Swannanoa, 16 April 2002
© MB Baumeister

Blooms

The bloom is in the center of the lighter bracts.

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Tarwheels Skating Rink parking lot, Swannanoa, 16 April 2002
© MB Baumeister

Foliage

The foliage looks quite soft, even from a distance.

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Tarwheels Skating Rink parking lot, Swannanoa, 16 April 2002
© MB Baumeister

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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