Rattlesnake Weed, Euphorbia albomarginata

Rattlesnake Weed
Euphorbia albomarginata

Plant & Flowers

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Family: Euphorbiaceae, Spurge Family
Plant Size: Prostrate plant, generally less than " (13 mm) high, spreading to 10" (25.4 cm) long., in our area.
Blooms in: Spring through Fall
Habitat Preferred: Disturbed ground, roadsides, open fields.
Photo(s) taken at: Woodchute Mountain
Bloom Color: White with purplish centers
Other Common Names: White-margined Spurge
Origin: Native
Comments: This is a very common ground cover. The flowers are tiny. The plant was once thought to help heal snakebites, hence the common name.
Further Reference & Sources: "Arizona Flora", Kearney, Peebles, et. al., Univ. of California Press, 1951 w/1960 supp.;   "A Field Guide to the Plants of Arizona", Anne Orth Epple, 1995, Falcon Press
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