Euphorbiaceae
Euphorbia crenulata

Chinese Caps

One to several upright stems, milky sap. Stem branching in upper section. Leaves egg-shaped, usually with short petioles. Leaves near flowers sessile, wide at base to 1 in. long. Flowers with central cluster of stamens and 4 glands each with pair of points shaped like thick horns, 3-lobed ovary hanging to one side. Grows in shady sites in foothills and is widespread.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: Late Spring
  • Life Cycle: Annual, Biennial
  • Height: 1--3 feet
  • Habitat: Moist Riverbanks, West-Side Forest
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  • Native: Yes