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Euphorbia myrsinites

Common Name:

Plant Type:
Evergreen perennial
Euphorbiaceae (The Spurge Family)
Geographic Origin:
Mediterranean Region
California Native?:
Plant Size:
1 foot high, 3 feet wide
Landscape/Garden Uses:
ground cover
Flowering Season:
Spring and summer
Flower Color:
Sun or light shade
Well-drained soil
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate to little watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 0 degrees F. or less
Striking low mounding perennial has thick, prostrate stems that radiate from a narrow base. They are crowded with nearly triangular silvery leaves. In spring large yellow flower clusters are presented at the shoot tips. Sun, well-drained soil, moderate to little summer watering. Hardy to 0 degrees F. or less. Milky sap from cut stems of all Euphorbia is toxic and irritating to skin. Avoid planting near paths or places where children or pets play.