Friday, April 2, 2010

Plant of the Week

Euphorbia marginata Pursh
other common names: mountain snow, variegated spurge, white-margined spurge, wolf’s milk, milkweed (incorrect)
Euphorbia: named in honor of Euphorbus, who was a physician to King Juba of Numidia
Marginata: alluding to the broad white margins of the leaves, especially the upper leaves of the plant
Spurge family: Euphorbiaceae

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