Painted Euphorbia Flower Painted Euphorbia Leaves Painted Euphorbia Plant

Wildflowers of Southern Arizona


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Painted Euphorbia.
Euphorbia heterophylla.
Spurge (Euphorbiaceae) Family.

Plant: Annual branching forb 20-40 cm. Leaves: leaves alternate, highly variable (linear to irregular), mostly entire, 3-8 cm long. Flowers: flowers monoecious borne in cyathia; petaloid appendages absent, glands of the involucre cup-shaped; ovary glabrous, ~3 mm seeds with warty protuberances.
Santa Catalina Mountains
Location: Prison Camp at entrance to side trail just before first bridge.
9/23/15

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