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Euphorbia Peplus

Botanical Name:

Euphorbia peplus

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How to Grow
Water
Low - Medium
Water sparingly, allowing the mix to nearly dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug

Plant Type

Herb/Forb, Annual, Weed, Annual herb to 25(35) cm high, glabrous.

Lifespan

Annual

Flower

The flowers in three-rayed umbels are small and insignificant; yellowish-green in colour, held in leafy bunches. Blooms from June to September., Male flowers: bracteoles linear, with minutely ciliate tips; stamens 1 mm long. Female flower: ovary glabrous; styles 0.3 mm long, joined at the base, spreading with deeply bifid apices.

Fruit

The fruit is a very small capsule that contains black to dark brown seeds with 3 to 4 pits on one side., Capsule exserted on a pedicel to 3 mm long, 2 × 2 mm, deeply 3-lobed with truncate base and with longitudinal fleshy ridges each side of the sutures.

Taxonomy

Order

Malpighiales

Family

Euphorbiaceae

Genus

Euphorbia

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