Euphorbia cyparissias L.

Cypress Spurge

Perennial herb to about 50 cm tall with the stems branching from a spreading rhizome. Leaves narrow, linear and pine-like, to 4 cm long, 3 mm wide, entire and with a blunt tip. Floral heads with 9-18 rays per umbel, each 2-forked 1-2 times, floral leaves yellowy.

May become invasive through the rhizomatous root system.

W, C and S Europe.

Source: Forster, P. (2002). Euphorbiaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Malpighiales
family       Euphorbiaceae
genus        Euphorbia L.