Euphorbia myrsinites - Myrtle Spurge

Euphorbia myrsinites - Myrtle Spurge

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Euphorbia myrsinites, commonly called Myrtle Spurge is an evergreen, succulent perennial with sprawling stems that grow up to 40 cm long.  Leaves are spirally arranged, fleshy bluish-green up to 2.5cm long.  Flowers and their bracts are initially chartreuse-yellow but deepen to a red hue in summer.  This will grow in most sunny areas, but does particularly well in hot, dry sites with poor soil.  Euphorbia myrsinites grows to a height of 20cm with a spread up to 60cm.

 

CAUTION: skin and eye irritant/toxic if eaten.