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Flowering Spurge

(Euphorbia corollata) Small, white blooms throughout most of the summer.


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(Euphorbia corollata), commonly known as Flowering Spurge, is a native perennial forb (wildflower). It prefers full sun and mesic to dry soil conditions. Poor soil is preferable because there are fewer competing weeds. This species has excellent drought resistance, and disease is rarely a problem when the soil is well-drained.


Wildlife notes

The flowers attract a variety of bee, wasps, and butterflies. Other insects feed on the sap, foliage, and other parts of the plant. The seeds are eaten by various birds, including the Wild Turkey, Greater Prairie Chicken, Bobwhite Quail, Mourning Dove, and Horned Lark. Deer browse the leaves in spring and summer.


Forage notes

Flowering Spurge is rarely eaten by grazing animals because of the toxic white latex in its foliage. Toxins in the leaves can kill cattle.


Landscaping notes

Flowering Spurge is occasionally called “prairie Baby’s Breath”. It can be a valuable addition to a native garden, pollinator garden, or naturalized meadow landscape. The charming white flowers have a long blooming season, from early summer to early autumn. Flowering Spurge is a highly adaptable perennial for poor soils.


Restoration notes

Habitats include various kinds of prairies, openings in rocky upland or sandy woodlands, savannas, thinly wooded bluffs, limestone glades, stabilized sand dunes, roadsides, areas along railroads, mined land, and agricultural land that has been abandoned. Flowering Spurge grows well in either disturbed areas or high-quality natural areas.


Seeding Rate: 8 bulk lb./acre

Additional information

Weight N/A

Packet, Ounce, Pound


Full Sun


Dry, Average


24" – 36"

Bloom Month

Jun, Aug



Specialty Uses

Wildlife, Medicinal

Cattle Palatability


# seeds/pkt


Packet coverage area

5 sq. ft.

Life Cycle


What is PLS?

Pure Live Seed (PLS) is the portion of good viable seed per pound. It is a measure of the seed that is alive and able to sprout into plants. This product is sold by PLS ounce/pound. To provide one ounce/pound of viable seed, you will receive more than one ounce/pound of product. Read more about PLS here.