Photographer: Steve C. Garske
Euphorbia corollata L.
Euphorbia: for Euphorbus, corpulent Greek physician of Juba II, King of Mauretania. Juba, educated in Rome, and married to daughter of Antony and Cleopatra. From eu, "good" and phorbe, "pasture or fodder," thus giving euphorbos the meaning "well fed."
corollata: Latin for "with a corolla"
|Plant: ||erect, perennial, 12"-40" tall forb; stems usually unbranched below and widely-branched in the inflorescence; deeply rooted|
|Flower: ||white, 5-parted, 1/8"-1/3" wide, upper leaves petal-like; inflorescence a widely branched, loose cluster to 12" wide; blooms June-Sept.|
|Leaf:||stem leaves alternate with a small whorl below the main branch|
|Habitat: ||full sun; dry to moderate moisture; woods, prairies, inland sands; in sandy, loamy soil|