Euphorbia marginata Pursh
Family: Euphorbiaceae
snow-on-the-mountain
[Agaloma marginata (Pursh) A.Löve & D.Löve,  more]
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
Etymology: 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."
Plants: erect, perennial, 12"-32" tall forb
Leaves: stem leaves alternate, stalkless; those below the inflorescence, whorled or opposite
Flowers: 5-parted, no petals or sepals; 3 upper leaves petal-like, gray-green and edged with white; inflorescence a dense cluster
Fruits: 3-lobed capsule
Habitat: full sun; escaped from gardens
Hazardous: Careful, this plant is hazardous!
Conservation Status: Introduced - escaped
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Robert Bierman  
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
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Botanical Illustration  
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Kitty Kohout  
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Caroline A. Creevey  
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