Euphorbia epithymoides

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Euphorbia epithymoides
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Tribe: Euphorbieae
Subtribe: Euphorbiinae
Genus: Euphorbia
Species: E. epithymoides
Binomial name
Euphorbia epithymoides

Euphorbia epithymoides (cushion spurge), syn. E. polychroma, is a species of flowering plant in the family Euphorbiaceae, native to Libya, Turkey and East, Middle, and Southeast Europe. It is a compact, clump-forming, herbaceous perennial growing to 45 cm (18 in), bearing terminal cymes of acid yellow flower-heads (cyathia) in spring and summer.[2]

The cultivar 'Major'[3] has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.


  1. ^ "Euphorbia epithymoides". GRIN Taxonomy for Plants. USDA Agricultural Research Service. Retrieved 26 July 2013. 
  2. ^ RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964. 
  3. ^ "Euphorbia epithymoides 'Major' AGM". Royal Horticultural Society. Retrieved 26 July 2013. 

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