Euphorbia marginata Pursh

Snow on the Mountain

Annual herb to 45 cm high, usually single-stemmed from rootstock, each stem generally branched. Leaves alternate to subopposite, loosely clustered in rosette near the top of flowering stems; blades all similar, elliptic to obovate, 10-55 mm long, 3-22 mm wide, usually with white marginal variegation; more or less sessile or very shortly petiolate; tip pointed or with a short sharp point; base wedge-shaped. Floral heads without rays. Cyathia 6-7 mm wide; lobes rounded; glands 4, transversely elliptic with more or less wavy edges, yellow.

Belize, Mexico, USA.

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.