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Euphorbia corollata

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Melissa Pierson: "When a little further along the little white flowers form a crown above the stem. Abundant at Illinois Beach, I don't find it anywhere else."

At Illinois Beach State Park on June 9th I found a flowering spurge plant, Euphorbia corollata. The species name is Latin for ‘having a small crown,’ and Melissa Pierson, who identified the species for me, noted that “when a little further along the little white flowers form a crown above the stem. Abundant at Illinois Beach, I don’t find it anywhere else.” Today’s photograph is a downward-looking view at one of those small white crowns, which was about a quarter of an inch across (6mm).

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

August 16, 2016 at 4:59 AM

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