Euphorbia griffithii Hook.f.

Griffith's Spurge

Perennial herb to 90 cm high, multi-stemmed, the stems often red, each one severalbranched and annual. Leaves alternate, clustered in loose rosette near the top of flowering stems; blades on stems linear to lanceolate, 40-130 mm long, 8-22 mm wide; blades in whorl-head elliptic, pale green; blade in floral head not fused, ovate, 10-20 mm long, 8-12 mm wide, orange or red. Floral head umbel with 6-8 rays. Cyathia 3-5 mm wide; glands 4 or 5, semi-circular to kidney-shaped, orange or yellow.

May become invasive.


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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Euphorbia griffithii 'Dixter'

Blades in floral head rich red.

Euphorbia griffithii 'Fireglow'

Blades in floral head orange-scarlet.

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