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Officinal Spurge, Euphorbia resinifera.

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Officinal Spurge, Euphorbia resinifera. Also Called: Resin Spurge, Morroco Mound. Xeriscape Landscape Plants & Flowers For The Arizona Desert Environment. Pictures, Photos, Images, Descriptions, & Reviews. Succulents. Photos At The Arizona - Sonora Desert Museum.
Officinal Spurge, Euphorbia resinifera, Arizona.
Sonora Desert Museum.
Near Tucson, Arizona. September 29, 2006.
Officinal Spurge, Euphorbia resinifera. Also Called: Resin Spurge, Morroco Mound. Xeriscape Landscape Plants & Flowers For The Arizona Desert Environment. Pictures, Photos, Images, Descriptions, & Reviews. Succulents. Photos At The Arizona - Sonora Desert Museum.Officinal Spurge, Euphorbia resinifera. Also Called: Resin Spurge, Morroco Mound. Xeriscape Landscape Plants & Flowers For The Arizona Desert Environment. Pictures, Photos, Images, Descriptions, & Reviews. Succulents. Photos At The Arizona - Sonora Desert Museum.
Officinal Spurge.
Euphorbia resinifera.
Officinal Spurge.
Euphorbia resinifera.
Officinal Spurge, Euphorbia resinifera. Also Called: Resin Spurge, Morroco Mound. Xeriscape Landscape Plants & Flowers For The Arizona Desert Environment. Pictures, Photos, Images, Descriptions, & Reviews. Succulents.Officinal Spurge, Euphorbia resinifera. Also Called: Resin Spurge, Morroco Mound. Xeriscape Landscape Plants & Flowers For The Arizona Desert Environment. Pictures, Photos, Images, Descriptions, & Reviews. Succulents.
Officinal Spurge.
Euphorbia resinifera.
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The Free Encyclopedia.
Officinal Spurge.
Euphorbia resinifera.
Courtesy of Wikipedia,
The Free Encyclopedia.

Officinal Spurge.
Euphorbia resinifera, Spurge Family ( Euphorbiaceae ), Officinal Spurge. Also Called: Resin Spurge, Morroco Mound.

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Euphorbia resinifera (Resin spurge) is a species of spurge native to Morocco, where it occurs on the slopes of the Atlas Mountains.

Euphorbia resinifera is a rapidly clumping columnar shrub with unique, four-sided almost square stems (erect, quadrangular) and brown thorns. It will mound, branch and spread.

It has a light green to blue color.

This euphorb is one of the oldest documented medicinal plants. Euphorbium, used for drastic, purgative and emetic properties was extracted from it.

According to Pliny the Elder, it got its name from Euphorbus, the Greek physician of Juba II, king of Mauritania.

It uses moderate water during the summer months, less water in the winter. Hardy to 20 F.

Can take full sun in Phoenix or Tucson but appreciates some afternoon shade.


Quick Notes:

Height: Up to 3 feet tall. Spreads about 4 feet.

Flowers: Its flowers, are small, yellow.

Flowering Time: Phoenix Arizona, Mid January to March.

Leaves: The leaves are small and they drop so early in the year that they are rarely seen.

Stems: Stemless, densely leaved rosette.

Fruit: The fruit is a triangular capsule containing numerous seeds.

Found: Native to Morocco.

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Partial Shade

Elevation: 0 - 2,500 feet. In Arizona.

Habitat: It grows well in sandy loam, clay and other heavy soils. It needs good drainage and aeration. It is tolerant of alkali. A Xeriscape Landscape plant.

Miscellaneous: Maintenance: Low. Photos Taken; Sonora Desert Museum. Near Tucson, Arizona. September 29, 2006.

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