Seed collected from MPF’s Stilwell Prairie. Photo: Scott Lenharth
Flowering Spurge (Euphorbia corollata)
Milky sap in stem and leaves; blue-green leaves lacking hairs except on the lower surface along the midrib ; the narrow, smooth-edged
To 3 feet
When growing in poor ground, it has only a few flowers. In rich soil, plants may spread as wide as they are tall with large inflorescences
Commonly found in the dry prairie regions and Ozarks of Missouri in prairies and glades. This species sometimes is used in native forbs seeding mixes. Flowering spurge often is used in prairie restoration projects where it may take several years to become established.
Seeds (scale is in 1/16 inch increments)