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Euphorbia ipecacuanhae

Ipecac Spurge


Grows low to the ground with branching stems. Leaves vary in color, even on the same plant, from green to magenta, red, and purple. Flowes are yellow green and lack petals. Bloom in spring, before leaves appear. Prefers to grow in open areas with sandy, dry soils.

Plant Overview:

Other Common Names:American Ipecac, Wild Ipecac
Plant Family:Euphorbiaceae
Plant Type:Herbaceous
Plant Duration:Perennial
Bloom Time:Late April to late May
Fruit Timing:Late May to July
Global and State Rank:G5, S5
Commercially available landscape plant?No
Soil Characteristics:
Soil Type:Sandy
Soil Moisture:Dry
Water Needs of Plant:
Soil Moisture:Dry

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