Apr. 22, 2020

tinted woodland spurge, Euphorbia commutata

The first stop on the Ohio excursion was Chateau Nivale Preserve. Tinted spurge was the first fun new flower. Fun? This genus has twice sent me to the ER with severe eye irritation from handling them. But it's always fun to see new flowers, and that's particularly true if it is a threatened species back home in Michigan. It's hard to say why anyone sees tints here. It's pretty monochromatic. But the structure of the inflorescence with cups in cups is terrific. Tinted woodland spurge grows in AL, AR, FL(E), GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MD, MI(T), MN, MO, MS, NC, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WI, WV, and ON. Adams Co OH, 4/20/20. Spurge family, Euphorbiaceae.