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Euphorbia misera

Euphorbia misera Benth.

Cliff Spurge

Euphorbiaceae (Spurge family)


USDA Symbol: EUMI4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 5 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Red , Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec


Native Habitat: Rocky soils, sometimes in crevices of vertical cliff faces, coastal scrub, maritime desert scrub and arid desert scrub.

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


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

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