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Euphorbia myrsinites
photo: Rictor Norton & David Allen
Euphorbia myrsinites
Euphorbia myrsinites
Euphorbia myrsinites
Euphorbia myrsinites

Euphorbia

Milkwort

Named after Euphorbus, physician to the king of Mauritania, this robust, sun-loving genus in­cludes the familiar Poinsettia and is over 1600 species strong. Most species have a poisonous milky sap and soft-colored bracts that surround subtly defined flowers. Autumn watches their narrow green leaves turn shades of red, orange and yellow.

<i>Euphorbia myrsinites</i>

Waxed silvery blue evergreen leaves held in succulent spirals make this stalwart perennial appear otherworldly. In midwinter, its thick trailing stems grow upward, fashioning an 8 in. tall base for the starry, lime-green flowers and lemon-yellow bracts, which form large brilliant clusters, highlighted with pinkish streaks. A Eurasian native undaunted by cold, heat or drought, Euphorbia myrsinites brings an exotic touch to a well-drained site in the rockery or atop a dry stone wall.

Blooms April–June

Size: 15" high x 2' 0" wide.

Zone 5/6.

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