Russ logo

All information gathered first-hand, since 1995

  Flora Wildflowers /  Sun Spurge

The world's oldest, largest (and best) website about Provence

Sun Spurge

Euphorbia helioscopia     Fr: Euphorbe Réveille-Matin

An erect hairless spurge, with flower clusters on top of an unbranched reddish stem. The flat-topped flowering heads have 5 rays cupped by 5 large bracts. Each ray is divided into 3 smaller rays, each of which is divided into a final 2 rays.

Flowers. Feb-May

Tall. Low - Med

Flower. The small greeinsh flowers are nested in the cupping yellow-green bracts that are shaped like the leaves.

Leaves. The small leaves are round-tipped oval spatualas with fine serrated edges, growing in opposed pairs along the stems, broader at the top.

Habitat. Roadsides, waste ground and cultivated or disturbed ground.

Search Beyond


     Site Map Provence Beyond