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Euphorbia crenulata

Euphorbia crenulata Engelm.

Chinese Caps, Chinesecaps

Euphorbiaceae (Spurge family)

Synonym(s): Tithymalus crenulatus

USDA Symbol: EUCR2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual , Biennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 2 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug


USA: AZ , CA , CO , NV , OR
Native Habitat: Conifer, oak, and mixed forests, coastal scrub, grasslands, barrens and outcrops, roadsides.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Euphorbia crenulata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Euphorbia crenulata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Euphorbia crenulata


Record Modified: 2020-03-09
Research By: CBR

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