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Euphorbia purpurea (Darlington's glade spurge)
Cressler, Alan

Euphorbia purpurea

Euphorbia purpurea (Raf.) Fernald

Darlington's Glade Spurge

Euphorbiaceae (Spurge Family)

Synonym(s): Euphorbia darlingtonii, Galarhoeus darlingtonii, Tithymalus darlingtonii

USDA Symbol: EUPU4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Root Type: Tuberous
Size Notes: To about 3 feet in height.
Size Class: 1-3 ft. , 3-6 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: Cyathia are greenish-yellow.


USA: DE , GA , MD , NC , NJ , OH , PA , VA , WV

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2014-10-17
Research By: JAM

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