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Scientific Name: Euphorbia amygdaloides
Pronunciation: you-FOR-bee-uh uh-mig-duh-loe-EYE-deez
Common Name: wood spurge, Mrs. Robb's bonnet, purple wood spurge
Family Name: Euphorbiaceae
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen, Ground cover, Herbaceous perennial
Key ID Features: Leaves dark, appearing in tight spirals on 60 cm tall brown stems; flower with 2 cup-like bracts, lime-green.
Course(s): HORT 1193/1293

Habit: Spreading
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Medium
Mature Size:
Height:0.4 - 0.7m
Spread:0.6 - 1.0m
Growth Rate:Moderate
Origin: Europe
Hardiness Rating: Zone 6: (-23 to -18 C)
Exposure: Deep shade, Filtered shade, Full sun only if soil kept moist, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Humus rich
Water Use: High
Landscape Uses: Container planting, Cut flower or foliage, Ground cover, Group or mass planting, Mixed shrub border, Perennial border, Spring interest, Woodland margin
Additional Info: Google. Images shown or plants on campus may include E. amygdaloides ssp. robbiae and E. 'Purpurea'.
wood spurge, Mrs. Robb's bonnet, purple wood spurge
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Succulent
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Oblanceolate, Oblong
Apices: Obtuse
Bases: Attenuate
Margins: Entire

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Cyathium
Flower Morphology:Monoecious plant
Number of Petals:0
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, Green-yellow
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: Apr, May

Fruit Type: Schizocarp
Fruit Colour: Brown, Green
Fruiting Time: Jun, Jul
Additional Info: Mericarps (3) split open to release a single seed
Bark or Stem Colour:
Organ Modifications: Leaf-like bracts, Rhizomes

Propagation: Seed, Division - below ground parts
Plant Care:
Pest Susceptibility: Fungal leaf spot, Mites, Nematodes, ( Pest resistant, Disease resistant, Deer resistant, Rabbit resistant, Drought resistant )
(GRB) GRass Bed : east
(PDW) PonD West : cv. Purpurea
(WLG) WoodLand Garden : confirm ID
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