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Euphorbia is a very large and diverse genus of flowering plants, commonly called spurge, in the spurge family (Euphorbiaceae). "Euphorbia" is sometimes used in ordinary English to collectively refer to all members of Euphorbiaceae (in deference to the type genus), not just to members of the genus. Some euphorbias are commercially widely available, such as poinsettias at Christmas. Some are commonly cultivated as ornamentals, or collected and highly valued for the aesthetic ap

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Spurge is also known as milkweed and its scientific name is Euphorbia. Spurge is poisonous, so don’t eat it. It has been used medicinally in the past, but is not recommended due to strong reactions. Spruge can adapt to a wide range of conditions from moist to dry. The only animals that can eat spurge are sheep and goats.

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  1. (c) Nathan Taylor, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/5916748
  2. Adapted by kristen_himm from a work by (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euphorbia
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