spurge family


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Noun1.spurge family - a family of plants of order Geraniales
rosid dicot family - a family of dicotyledonous plants
Geraniales, order Geraniales - an order of plants of subclass Rosidae including geraniums and many other plants; see Euphorbiaceae; Geraniaceae; Rutaceae; Malpighiaceae; Simaroubaceae; Meliaceae; Zygophyllaceae; Tropaeolaceae
Euphorbia, genus Euphorbia - type genus of the Euphorbiaceae: very large genus of diverse plants all having milky juice
Acalypha, genus Acalypha - a genus of herbs and shrubs belonging to the family Euphorbiaceae
genus Croton - tropical shrubs and herbs; source of croton oil
Codiaeum, genus Codiaeum - evergreen tropical trees and shrubs with thick and colorful leathery leaves; Malaya and Pacific islands
genus Mercurialis, Mercurialis - a genus of slender herbs belonging to the family Euphorbiaceae
genus Ricinus, Ricinus - a genus of herb having only one known species: castor-oil plant
Cnidoscolus, genus Cnidoscolus - a genus of perennial plant with bristles; belonging to the family Euphorbiaceae
genus Jatropha, Jatropha - a mainly tropical genus of American plant belonging to the family Euphorbiaceae
genus Hevea, Hevea, rubber tree - small genus of South American trees yielding latex; "rubber trees are usually cultivated in plantations"
genus Manihot, Manihot - genus of economically important tropical plants: cassava
genus Pedilanthus, Pedilanthus - tropical American succulent shrubs
genus Sebastiana, Sebastiana - Mexican spurges
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Thuja, and, once, Hura, which is a plant belonging to the Euphorbiaceae or spurge family. I was close but never found the simillimum for Joe at that time.
tree-venge In conversation about illegal tree felling, I was reminded about an evergreen tree of the spurge family, the Sandbox Tree.
Poinsettia--These native Mexican plants from the spurge family (Euphorbia pulcherrima) are ubiquitous during the holidays thanks to their red and green foliage, but they actually grow well outdoors in subtropical climates.
Kind regards, Pauline Parker, Romford, Essex Dear Pauline This is Euphorbia lathyris, a member of the spurge family. It's a biennial which is happily self-seeding itself around your garden.