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Flowering Spurge
Euphorbia corollata

Flowering Spurge can thrive in almost any soil type as long as it is well-drained. Birds are attracted to its seeds. The leaves are toxic to mammals its sap can cause skin irritation.

USDA symbol: EUCO10

General Information

Plant TypeForb
Height3 feet
Light ExposurePart Sun, Sun
Soil MoistureDry
Bloom ColorWhite
Flowering Spurge (Flowering Spurge<div><em class="small">Euphorbia corollata</em></div>)
Photo credit: Minnesota Wildflowers (Click to enlarge)

Tolerances

Flooding / Inundation ToleranceLow
General Resilience6
Salt ToleranceMedium
Stress ToleranceDrought Tolerant

Pollinator Value: Medium

Bloom MonthsJuly to August
Larval Host ofMoths
Specific Pollinators HostedPygarctia spraguei
Pollinator BenefitInsect Pollinated, Provides Nectar, Supports Generalists

Project Planning

Project TypeRestoration
Coefficient of Conservatism4
Herbivore SensitivityLow
LifespanPerennial
Rate of SpreadSlow
Soil StabilizationShallow
Vegetative ReproductionClonal

Range

CountyAnoka, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Dodge, Fillmore, Goodhue, Hennepin, Houston, Isanti, Mower, Pine, Ramsey, Renville, Rice, Wabasha, Washington, Winona
EcoregionDriftless Area, North Central Hardwood Forests, Northern Glaciated Plains, Northern Lakes and Forests, Northern Minnesota Wetlands, Western Cornbelt Plains
Approximate Eco ProvinceEastern Broadleaf Forest, Laurentian Mixed Forest, Prairie Parkland