Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
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  • Flowering Spurge

    SCIENTIFIC NAME: Euphorbia corollata

    COMMON NAMES: Eastern Flowering Spurge, Flowering Spurge, Poison Milkweed, Tramp's Spurge, White Flowering Milkweed, Wild Hippo, Wild Spurge

    BLOOM TIME: June, July, Aug

    Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie credit: R. Kapala



    • The seeds are eaten by some birds, including the Wild Turkey, Greater Prairie Chicken, Bobwhite Quail, Mourning Dove, and Horned Lark.
    • Rarely eaten by mammals because of the toxic white latex in its foliage.